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Known offender arrested after crashing pickup truck

Just after 2:00 p.m. on January 12, 2023, the Prince George RCMP attempted to pull over a red GMC Sierra at Hammond Avenue and Lyon Street. The driver sped away from the scene after failing to stop for the police. The car was not followed by police.

A few minutes later, a two-vehicle collision near the 4100-block of First Avenue was reported by witnesses. When the police arrived, they found a cube truck had been struck by the red GMC Sierra from earlier. The pickup truck’s driver fled the scene of the collision on foot, leaving two passengers behind. The truck was discovered to be uninsured and to be using a different vehicle’s licence plate; an inspection of the truck revealed ammo and a loaded gun.

Despite several attempts to evade police, the driver was successfully located and arrested. Investigators identified him as 28-year-old Hayden Lee Alwood, whom police are familiar with. At the time of his arrest, Mr. Alwood was wanted on an arrest warrant and was found breaching a release order. Police located a large quantity of suspected cocaine when they searched Mr. Alwood after his arrest, states Cpl. Jennifer Cooper, Media Relations Officer for Prince George RMCP.

The B.C. Prosecution Service approved the following six charges in this matter:

  • Dangerous operation of a conveyance
  • Flight while pursued by a police officer
  • Fail to stop at the scene of an accident
  • Obstructing a police officer x2
  • Fail to comply with release order

Those involved in the motor vehicle accident reported no injuries. Hayden Lee Alwood will remain in custody until his next court appearance.

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Jordan
Jordan
Jordan is a casual reporter for BC Rise
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