'Dangerous Driver' in East Kootenay Arrested After Near-Misses with Train, Motorists

East Kootenay Traffic Services say they chased the pickup truck across the region this weekend.

At approximately 4:05 pm on Saturday, December 2, a police officer attempted to stop a red Ford F350 that was travelling eastbound on Highway 3/93 near Cranbrook.

EKTS claim it was travelling at a high speed and did not stop for the attending member.

It reportedly tried to flee from RCMP, and at one point, they claim it traveled on the wrong side of the highway and nearly caused a head-on collision.

It was last seen on Tie Lake Road near Jaffray.

RCMP say the same vehicle was reported to them by Canadian Pacific Railway employees when it got stuck on a set of railway tracks.

Thanks to employee diligence, they were able to stop the train in time to avoid hitting the vehicle and its occupants.

From there, EKTS, Cranbrook RCMP, and the Police Dog Service were able to arrest a 35 year old woman and a 26 year old man.

Both are believed to be from northern BC and are set to appear in Cranbrook court later this month.

They are facing charges of dangerous driving, flight from police, theft of a motor vehicle, and possession of stolen property.

Anyone with potential information on this incident is asked to contact East Kootenay Traffic Services at 250-420-4244.

- David Opinko / with files from East Kootenay Traffic Services

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