Mountie injured when police car rammed by suspect evading police

Kelowna, Lake Country

2017-09-25 13:42 PDT

File # 2017-57985

A distraught man, who failed to stop and evaded RCMP, faces potential charges after he allegedly rammed a police vehicle Sunday afternoon near the border of Kelowna and Lake Country.

On September 24, 2017 at 12:50 pm, the Kelowna RCMP, supported by the Lake Country RCMP, responded to reports of a distraught male causing a disturbance outside his residence located in the 700 block of Beaver Lake Road in Kelowna. Residents of the immediate area reported hearing the male yelling and screaming and acting very erratically.

Officers arrived on the scene and immediately began efforts to de-escalate the situation, says Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey. The male retreated to his personal vehicle, which once inside he proceeded to ram one of the police vehicles twice prior to fleeing the scene.

RCMP safely monitored the movements of the suspect vehicle with the assistance of un-marked police vehicles and the Southeast District RCMP Air Services, states Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey.

The 66-year-old Kelowna man was taken into police custody, and apprehended under the Mental Health Act without further incident after he returned to his home. He was transported to hospital for a full medical assessment and now faces potential charges.

The Lake Country Mountie whose police vehicle was rammed, continues to recover from the non-life threatening injuries she sustained as a result of the incident.

If you witnessed this incident and have not yet spoken to police you are asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.
 

Released by

Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey

Media Relations Officer
Kelowna RCMP
kelowna.bc.rcmp.ca
1190 Richter Street, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 2K7
Office: (250) 762-3300
Fax: (250) 470-6348

Email: jesse.odonaghey@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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