Two injured in police chase after stolen vehicle
RICHMOND, B.C.- A plainclothes police officer was seriously injured, and a woman motorist suffered minor injuries, Tuesday morning after their vehicles were allegedly rammed by the driver of a suspected stolen car fleeing from police arrest.
Officers in civilian cars intercepted the suspect, a 40-year-old Surrey resident, as he stood alongside the stolen vehicle. He ignored their order for arrest and allegedly rammed into two civilian police cars injuring one plainclothes cop in Smith and Douglas Streets in Richmond, before speeding off.
Tracked from the air, police chased the stolen car into New Westminster where it allegedly crashed into a third civilian car at River Drive and No. 5 Road, causing minor injuries to its woman driver.
Undeterred, the suspect headed to a car dealer in New Westminster where he tried to steal another vehicle before being quietly arrested by New Westminster police officers.
He remains in police custody for a court hearing of the charges against him.