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Spike belt needed to stop car and taser needed to apprehend driver in College Heights

A spike belt was effective in stopping a driver in College Heights who police say was driving a car with stolen licence plates.

On Friday, August 5, at approximately 2 p.m., police officers with Prince George RCMP located the black Honda Civic. Police officers attempted a traffic stop with the vehicle, however, the vehicle initially evaded police and turned down a dead-end street. A spike belt was successfully deployed but the driver continued on the deflating tires into the College Heights area. The driver swerved around the police vehicles stopped at the intersection of Domano Boulevard and Highway 16 East, turning into the commercial parking lot at the 5000-block of Domano Boulevard.

“The vehicle became inoperable due to its condition. When stopped, the driver did not comply with police direction to exit the vehicle and was attempting to continue driving. A conducted energy weapon was deployed and the driver was arrested. Police identified the driver as 45-year-old, Prince George resident Gordon Peltz, who is known to police for similar offences,” states Cpl. Jennifer Cooper, Media Relations Officer for the Prince George RCMP.

The B.C. Prosecution Service approved the following charges:
– Flight from police
– Resist arrest
– Refuse to comply with demand
– Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
Gordon Peltz will remain in custody until his next court appearance.
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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