(Screencap from video by Dyson Hunt/Facebook)

A police cruiser and a commercial building in Campbell River sustained damages after the driver of a stolen truck collided into them in his attempts to flee from police.

At around 5:40 a.m. on September 29th, Campbell River RCMP responded to reports of a truck being stolen from a resident’s driveway.

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After patrols were made, police located the truck and conducted a traffic stop. However the driver decided to ignore the stop and flee, in the process crashing into one of the police cruisers conducting the stop.

In the dramatic chase that followed, the driver of the stolen truck failed to navigate a left hand turn, causing him to crash into a commercial building housing the Pair a Dice Games store off of South Dogwood Street.

Police immediately surrounded the driver and was able to take him into custody.

Normal Sunday morning police chase ending

Posted by Dyson Hunt on Sunday, September 29, 2019

He has since been identified as Campbell River resident Colin D’arcy Thompson and remains in custody facing multiple Criminal Charges including Theft of a Motor Vehicle and Flight from Police.

His next court appearance is scheduled for October 7th.

“Thankfully, none of our officers suffered injuries in this serious incident,” said RCMP spokesperson Cst Maury Tyre. “Flight from a traffic stop creates a very dangerous situation for both the officers and the public.”

Any witnesses to the incident are asked to contact Campbell River RCMP at 250-286-6221.

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