Crown Counsel has approved charges against the driver of a pick-up truck who allegedly crossed through the border into Canada without stopping last week, fleeing from police and crashing into a car and a business on Vancouver’s West Side.
At around 8:20 a.m., on September 15, the VPD was notified by the Surrey RCMP that a man driving a blue pick-up truck with Oregon licence plates had driven through the border minutes before without stopping and was speeding towards Vancouver. VPD officers located the truck driving near West 16th Avenue and Oak Street. They attempted to pull the vehicle over using lights and sirens, but the driver refused to stop, so officers pursued.
The truck collided with a Mazda sedan on West 10th Avenue at Alma Street just before 8:30 a.m., and then crashed into an unoccupied retail store. The 32-year-old Vancouver man driving the Mazda received minor injuries. The suspect driving the truck was arrested and taken to jail.
Twenty-one-year-old Oregon resident Colin Patrick Wilson has been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and flight from a peace officer. He remains in custody.