Erratic motorhome driver collides with police vehicle

A person is in custody after allegedly trying to flee police while behind the wheel of a motorhome.

Police said the escapade started at 7:45 a.m. when a member of North District RCMP traffic services noticed the motorhome lacked licence plates and tried to pull it over near Fifth Avenue and Central Street. Instead, the motorhome collided with the RCMP vehicle and kept going.

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The police officer avoided serious injury and continued to follow the motorhome which police said was being driven erratically and would not stop when the member activated his emergency lights.

Prince George RCMP were called into help while the driver continued to Haldi Lake Road, where he collided with a pickup truck at the intersection with Highway 16 West before finally stopping in the 9000 block of Haldi Lake Road. The driver attempted to flee but was apprehended and remains in custody.

A passenger in the motorhome suffered injuries and was taken to hospital 

Police said they will be forwarding charges of flight from police, resist arrest and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle to the B.C. Prosecution Service for charge assessment. Police will also investigate the status of the driver’s license at the time of the offence.

As it stood as of Monday, Shawn Gilbert Leroux (aka Lash Leroux) has been charged with two counts of breaching probation.

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