Prince George RCMP have arrested a 37-year-old prolific offender, who crashed into police cruisers while he was trying to flee in a stolen truck.
In the early hours of Jan. 5, the detachment’s Street Crew Unit conducted surveillance on a stolen 2018 Ford F-150 that Burns Lake Mounties had been looking for in relation to a Dec. 15 break-and-enter from their area.
After conducting surveillance, officers made the decision to arrest the driver of the vehicle, but then he attempted to flee in the stolen truck and collided with several RCMP vehicles.
Police arrested two people inside the vehicle and held them for investigation, identifying the driver as Eric Wayde Johnson who is known to police.
The BC Prosecution Service approved charges of:
- Flight from Police
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
- Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle
- Two counts of failing to comply with a current bail order
Johnson is set to remain in custody until his next court appearance.
Prince George RCMP’s Street Crew Unit previously arrested Johnson on Oct. 7 under similar circumstances.
At that time, Johnson was found driving a stolen truck and attempted to flee from police as well, to which the courts have bound him on several bail conditions pending further court dates.
RCMP say they’ve released the second occupant of the vehicle without process.