One man arrested following MVI on Hwy 99

Surrey

2023-07-23 14:53 PDT

File # 2023-122541

A man is now in custody and receiving medical treatment following a motor vehicle incident on Highway 99 on the evening of July 22, 2023.

Just after 8 p.m., Surrey RCMP Frontline members responded to a report that a suspected stolen vehicle had crossed the border into Canada at the Peace Arch Crossing after failing to stop for police in Washington State. Officers located the silver Hyundai SUV on Highway 99 north of 16th Avenue, where it went off the road and caught fire. The lone driver managed to extricate himself from the vehicle. He was taken into custody after having a brief altercation with police resulting in officers deploying a conducted energy weapon. The man was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Surrey Fire Service also attended the scene and extinguished the vehicle fire.

Surrey RCMP have confirmed another vehicle was clipped by the SUV prior to the crash. The collision caused minor damage to the vehicle, and there are no reports of injuries to the occupant.

Once medically cleared, the driver was transported to the border and released to U.S. law enforcement.

Released by:
S/Sgt. Tyner Gillies
Surrey RCMP Watch Commander
Office: 604-599-0502

Released by

Cpl. Vanessa Munn

Media Relations Officer
Surrey RCMP
14355 57 Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3X 1A9
Office: 604-599-7776

Email: surrey_media_relations@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: www.surreyrcmp.ca

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