Alleged prohibited driver fails to flee from police

Both Vernon suspects remain in custody to appear on future court dates

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP apprehended two suspects after an alleged prohibited driver attempted to flee from police.

On Wednesday, April 10, just after 8 p.m., front line officers converged on an area after receiving information in regards to a known prohibited driver that was allegedly in a vehicle located at 4300 32nd Ave.

Once officers were on scene, a female driver and male passenger of the suspect vehicle attempted to flee from police by driving away in an unsafe manner. Officers quickly surrounded the vehicle and were able to disable it from moving any further. A dynamic take down of the two suspects was executed and both were apprehended without further incident.

“Often motivating factors for suspects to flee from police outweigh their regard for public safety and they will do anything to avoid being taken into custody,” said RCMP Const. Kelly Brett. “The swift actions of the front line officers in this incident, prevented a potential dangerous driving situation and were able to successfully take two suspects into custody.”

Deidra Ferguson, of Vernon, is facing possible charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, obstructing police, driving while prohibited and possession of a controlled substance. Robert Lampreau, of Vernon, is facing a possible charge of breach of probation order.

Both remain in custody to appear on future court dates.

Related: Vernon RCMP seek car break-in stories

Related: North Okanagan RCMP set to strategize

To report a typo, email:
newstips@vernonmorningstar.com
.


@VernonNews
newstips@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Summerland student examines effects of sound

Science fair project will go to national competition in New Brunswick

Blue Man Group set to rock the Okanagan

The world famous Blue Man Group is bringing their high energy rockn’ show to Penticton for two shows.

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: Clear skies and pushing 20 C

Environement Canada forcasts a sunny and warm Easter weekend

COLUMN: Bunnies, sexuality and the freedom to read

A book about a gay bunny has been the subject of challenges

It’s time to Ring and Sing, in spring

The Musaic Vocal Ensemble and the Oliver Handbell Ringers present a concert for bells and voices

Update: Fire destroys Peachland home on Somerset Avenue

Crews are still on scene pumping water onto the blaze

Waste not: Kootenay brewery leftovers feed the local food chain

Spent grains from the Trail Beer Refinery are donated to local farmers and growers, none go to waste

Cuteness overload: duckling thinks dog is its mom

Vernon photographer Fiona Hook shot a cute video after noticing one of her ducklings had taken a special liking to her dog.

Fire near Vernon airport “not a concern”

Vernon firefighters attended the scene and found a resident performing a controlled burn

Sons of Anarchy’s Kim Coates stops by Okanagan café

Coates was spotted in West Bank’s Kekuli Café on April 20

B.C. women make 2,200 cabbage rolls for charity

The money raised was donated to former NHL player Aaron Volpatti, who is raising funds for ALS

Deck collapses in Langley during celebration, 35 people injured

Emergency responders rushed to the Langley home

B.C. mom wages battle to get back four kids taken from her in Egypt

Sara Lessing of Mission has help from Abbotsford law firm

B.C. mountain biker sent home from hospital twice, despite broken vertebrae

Released in Maple Ridge to go home with three fractured vertebrae

Most Read