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Oliver man with warrants facing new charges for driving a stolen vehicle

The 39-year-old was found in a truck stolen out of Kelowna and arrested at the scene

An Oliver man with outstanding warrants is facing new charges, including obstructing a police officer in connection to an incident on April 11.

Around 10 a.m., police from Keremeos and Oliver were patrolling Fairview Mountain Road and came across a truck with a camper at about the 10 km mark.

The truck had been reported as stolen out of Kelowna. A 39-year-old man who resides at Oliver’s Vaseaux Lake was arrested at the scene and initially provided a false name, said Oliver RCMP Sgt. Don Wrigglesworth.

He was found to have outstanding arrest warrants and faces new charges of obstructing a police officer, possession of stolen property and driving while prohibited. He will appear in Penticton Provincial Court on May 19.

Two days prior, on Friday, April 9, at approximately 11: 40 p.m., Oliver RCMP were conducting patrols of the gas stations north of town and observed a black Infinity G6.

A traffic stop was initiated and the vehicle failed to stop and took off at a high rate of speed, south on Highway 97. The vehicle appeared to have tinted tail lights, no front plate and a dark cover over the rear plate. Police continue to investigate.

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