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Driver flees following head-on crash

Just after midnight on the morning of Saturday May 9, the Prince George RCMP received a report of a head-on crash on Highway 16 at Marleau Road in Prince George.

Officers and other emergency services attended the scene.  Initial witness accounts and evidence from the scene indicated that a Chevrolet Impala sedan was driving on the wrong side of the highway and collided head on with a full size pickup truck.

The driver of the Impala fled on foot into a wooded area as police were being called.  The investigation led officers to a nearby retail mall where the suspect was located hiding in a delivery vehicle.  The suspect displayed signs of being intoxicated by alcohol and bit one of the officers while in the process of being arrested.

The suspect was transported to hospital to be assessed for injuries as a result of the collision.  He was cleared by medical professionals and held in custody by police overnight.

The driver of the pickup did not suffer serious injuries.

At approximately 9:30 a.m., the suspect, a 46-year-old male Prince George resident, was released on an Appearance Notice for court on August 26, 2020, pending charge approval from the BC Prosecution Service.

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