Prohibition issued for dangerous driving

A man was issued a two-year driving prohibition for a wild and erratic drive along Highway 16 this past summer.

Taylor Fountain, 33, was also sentenced to a four-month conditional sentence order during a hearing at the courthouse on Wednesday for the June 4 incident that ended when RCMP deployed spike belts after closing off part of the highway east of the city.

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Local Mounties were called out after RCMP in McBride gave them the heads up that an erratic driver was heading towards the city and swerving into the oncoming lane.

Police attempted to pull him over near Purden Lake but without success. Highway 16 was closed at Old Cariboo Highway and with the help of spike belts and other tactics, police stopped the suspect vehicle at Giscome Road.

A female passenger was also arrested but later released. Charges of unlawful confinement and fleeing police were stayed on Wednesday.

Fountain spent 26 days in custody following his arrest.

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