By Ezra Black
On Nov. 9, Elk Valley RCMP had alternating portions of Hwy. 3 closed between Fernie and Sparwood while they attempted to apprehend a suspect on a motorcycle.
The 53-year old Alberta male reportedly threatened Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers near Yahk, B.C. and then fled from police in Fernie when they attempted to stop him.
RCMP set up various highway closures in order to stop the suspect safely who had been driving well in excess of the speed limit in order to evade apprehension.
Police arrested the suspect near Hosmer after a brief attempt to flee on foot. The suspect has been charged with two counts of uttering threats under the criminal code and two counts of flight from a police officer under the criminal code.