Agassiz/Burnaby – An RCMP investigation of an impaired driver led police to the execution of a Canada wide warrant of arrest.
Around 12:30AM Thursday July 15, a front line officer noted the erratic operation of a 4-door Toyota exiting Highway 9 to enter the parking lot of a service station in the 52000-block of Yale Road.
As police engaged with the alleged driver, the officer observed symptoms of impairment and through further investigation identified the individual as person wanted on a Canada wide warrant of arrest.
During the arrest of the individual RCMP seized a handgun, ammunition, liquor, and illegal drugs.
A 35-year-old man from Burnaby remains in custody on warrant related charges.
Following a thorough review of all evidence gathered, the RCMP will forward all circumstances of the investigation in a report to the BC Prosecution Service for their assessment of criminal charges.
Agassiz RCMP urge everyone who witnesses dangerous driving behaviour to contact police at 604-796-2211 or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).