Driver evades police, crashes into power pole

Thornhill pursuit ends with two in hospital, one in custody

Two people were sent to hospital and one man is in police custody following a pursuit in Thornhill last night that ended in a single-vehicle collision with a powerpole.

Terrace RCMP are reporting around 10 p.m. June 27 officers responded to reports of an erratic, possibly impaired driver, running stop signs, driving on the wrong side of the road and exhibiting other dangerous driving behaviour.

Police located the vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Queensway Drive and crossing the line into oncoming traffic.

An RCMP spokesperson says due to concern for public safety a police pursuit was initiated. The vehicle, described as a grey SUV, eventually collided with an electrical pole on Crescent Street in Thornhill, resulting in a power outage for the surrounding area.

Three people were in the vehicle and two were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. One man is in police custody and will be held for court.

RCMP from the provincial collision analysis unit remain on scene as part of the investigation.

More to come.

If you have information about this incident, please contact the Terrace RCMP at (250)638-7400 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers by telephone at 1-800-222-TIPS, online at www.terracecrimestoppers.ca.

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