2017-04-11 11:57 PDT
On April 8th, 2017 around 6:00 p.m. the Fort St John RCMP received a report of a two individuals who were operating racing style quads dangerously. The quads were reported travelling in excess of 120 km//hr and heading northbound on the Alaska Highway from Taylor, heading toward Fort St John.
Officers observed the quads turn onto the 271 Road where they were delayed by a civilian in a pickup. When police arrived on scene, officers were able to detain one of the quad drivers but the other driver was able to escape custody after striking one of the officers with the quad. Fortunately the officer only suffered minor injuries.
The driver who was taken into custody was identified as 32 year old Fort St John resident Robert Alexander SMITH who is facing 7 different criminal code charges which include dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, possession of stolen property and impaired driving.
Smith was remanded in custody and is expected to make another court appearance sometime today.
Police are asking the driver of the pickup and anyone else who may have witnesses this incident and have not yet spoken to the police, to contact them at 250-787-8100, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (tips).
Sgt. Dave Tyreman
NCO ic Operational Support Units
Fort St. John RCMP