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Man arrested after fleeing from police

A 41-year-old man from the Lower Mainland was arrested Saturday after fleeing from Prince George Mounties.

Shortly before 8:30 a.m., a member conducting patrols on Highway 97 near Northwood Pulpmill Road observed a vehicle with licence plates that did not match the vehicle they were on. When the officer tried to pull the vehicle over to investigate, the vehicle fled. Police did not attempt to pursue the vehicle.

Minutes later, Prince George RCMP received a report from the public that the vehicle had crashed on Northwood Pulpmill Road near Noranda Rd. and the driver had run off into the woods.

With the assistance of a police service dog, a suspect was apprehended after he was located hiding in a marshy area some distance away from where he crashed his car. He was treated at the scene by ambulance and fire/rescue personnel for injuries sustained while fleeing from police. He remains in police custody and will be held to face charges relating to fleeing from police as well as breaching a number of court imposed conditions he was under from previous unrelated investigations.

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