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Man arrested after trying to flee from police

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
January 23rd, 2016

A 30-year-old man known to police is facing multiple charges after being arrested in downtown Nelson Friday (January 22) afternoon.

NPD Const. Jarrett Slomba said in a media release the man was arrested after fleeing his vehicle following a roadside police stop Friday at approximately 5:30 p.m.

“The driver immediately exited the vehicle and fled the area on foot,” Slomba explained.

“Officers followed the male on foot and police vehicle and he was immediately located inside a nearby facility.”

The incident began when NPD dispatch was advised of a vehicle driving in a dangerous manner heading eastbound toward Nelson on Highway 3A. 

“The vehicle was located, minutes later, by NPD members while travelling through the downtown core,” Slomba said.

“Members attempted to immediately stop the vehicle however the driver failed to comply and proceeded to drive through downtown.”

Slomba said the man was arrested without incident and transported to NPD cells. 

The 30-year-old faces charges under the Criminal Code including Dangerous Driving and Fleeing from Police and is scheduled to appear in Nelson Provincial Court on April 5, 2016. 

Driver, pedestrian escape serious injury after vehicle collides with business

An elderly man, as well as a pedestrian on the street, escaped serious injury after a vehicle collided with a business in Nelson Friday (January 22) afternoon.

Const. Slomba said police were called at 2:10 p.m. Friday of motor vehicle incident in the downtown area involving a vehicle colliding into the side of a local small business. 

“The vehicle, operated by a 66-year-old male, collided with a parked vehicle while reversing out of a parking stall, reversed across both lanes of the roadway before striking a City of Nelson guard rail,” Slomba said.

Slomba said the vehicle traveled through the guardrail in reverse and struck the side of a local small business trailer, narrowly avoiding collision with a pedestrian in the area.  

“The trailer was then knocked over partially on its side with the owner of the business located inside,” he said.

Members of the Nelson Fire Department attended the scene and assisted with the stabilization of the trailer and safe extraction of the owner inside. 

Slomba said police are pleased to report that there were only minor injuries sustained to the owner of the business as a result of this incident. 

“The driver of the vehicle did not sustain any injury,” he said.

Slomba said although the matter is still under investigation, early indications are that the accident can be attributed to driver error and confusion.  

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