Known offender arrested after crashing pickup truck
2023-01-17 07:58 PST
File # 2023-1224
On January 12, 2023, just after 2:00 p.m., Prince George RCMP attempted a traffic stop with a red GMC Sierra near Hammond Avenue and Lyon Street. The driver failed to stop for police and fled at a high rate of speed. Police did not follow the vehicle.
Several minutes later, witnesses reported a two-vehicle crash near the 4100-block of First Avenue. When police arrived, they discovered the red GMC Sierra from moments before had collided with a cube truck. The driver of the pickup truck fled the scene of the accident on foot, leaving behind two passengers. The truck was found to be uninsured and bearing a license plate from a different vehicle; a subsequent search of the truck located ammunition and a loaded firearm.
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
There were no injuries reported by those involved in the motor vehicle incident. Hayden Lee Alwood will remain in custody until his next court appearance.
The file remains under investigation.
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Cpl. Jennifer CooperCommunications NCO / Media Relations Officer
Prince George RCMP
455 Victoria Street, Prince George, BC, V2L 0B7
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