Fort Nelson RCMP searching for driver after two high speed ATV pursuits

FORT NELSON, B.C. – The Fort Nelson RCMP is attempting to identify the driver of an off-road side-by-side, who was seen racing the uninsured vehicle at a high rate of speed on a highway and failed to stop for police.

On September 4th at around 11:30 p.m., police observed a side-by-side off-road vehicle with its its front and rear lights on travelling southbound on Radar Road towards Old Alaska Highway in Fort Nelson in excess of 100km/hr. The vehicle was seen running a stop sign and continued at the same rate of speed, southbound onto the Old Alaska Hwy.

An officer in a fully marked RCMP police truck was parked near the intersection and after observing the aide-by-side run the stop sign, activated lights and siren in an attempt to conduct a traffic stop, however the ATV appeared to accelerate further before turning onto Highland Drive and disappearing out of sight.

This was the such second incident in just over a week, and the two incidents may be related. On August 25th, a similar looking side-by-side fled from police after an officer attempted to stop it on several occasions. The ATV was spotted several times as police made patrols, and was last seen in the area of Old Alaska Hwy and Pioneer Way, heading toward Radar Road.

If you have any information about either of these incidents, you are asked to call the Fort Nelson RCMP at 250-774-2700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.