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Car impounded, driver fined after ‘stunt’ driving incident

A driver who was cruising around shooting off fireworks out of the car has lost the use of the vehicle and has to pay up.

Shortly after midnight on June 15, the Prince George RCMP received several similar reports from residents in the area of 20th Avenue and Oak Street. The callers stated they were hearing what sounded like gunshots and they saw a black Mustang speeding and doing stunts in the area. Some callers reported seeing two people hiding in an alleyway.

Officers attended the area and located the two people, who told police a black Mustang had been following them around and the driver was shooting fireworks out of the vehicle at them. Neither person reported any injuries from the fireworks.

Police patrolling the area soon located a black Mustang; however, the driver evaded police at high speed when police activated their emergency lights. Continued patrols located the vehicle outside of a residence on the 2100 block of Norwood Street. Police impounded the vehicle for seven days and issued the driver violation tickets for no insurance, no driver’s license and driving without consideration.

“In total, the driver received fines of $1,070 and nine demerit points on his license, as well as the associated tow and impound fees,” said Const. Jennifer Cooper of the Prince George RCMP. “Driving behaviour such as this is dangerous and not acceptable. Hopefully the steep financial consequences of this driver’s choices will make them think twice before attempting a stunt like this in the future.”

If you have any information about this or any other criminal offence, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at www.northernbccrimestoppers.ca (English only). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest or recovery of stolen property, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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