Dump truck driver arrested after causing rampage

Smithers

2023-04-04 12:37 PDT

File # 2023-1100

On April 2 just before 9:00 p.m., Smithers RCMP responded to a report of possible impaired operation of articulated dump truck (rock truck).

Police located the suspect vehicle and suspect vehicle which allegedly attempted to collide with the police vehicle. Due to the escalation of potential grievous harm to police as a result, shots were fired by police. Luckily, nobody was injured and police were able to stop the suspect.

The suspect was apprehended under the Mental Health Act and is under investigation for further criminal offences.

The investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information, including dash cam or other video footage to contact the Smithers RCMP at 250-847-3233.

Released by:

Cpl. Alex Bérubé
District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Island District
2881 Nanaimo St, Victoria, BC V8T 4Z8
Office: 250-380-6110
Cell: 778-836-8153

Email: alex.berube@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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