Cranbrook man arrested after high risk incidents on Highway 3

RCMP received numerous complaints after hit and run, including speeds up to 160 km/hr and swerving into the oncoming traffic lane.

  • Jan. 31, 2015 7:00 a.m.

On January 30, 2015, at approximately 5:15 pm, members of Elk Valley and Cranbrook RCMP responded to a series of complaints on Highway 3 involving a black Honda Accord including one of a hit and run.

The driver of the Honda collided with a 2002 Toyota Camry in the Galloway area,  and fled the scene westbound at a high rate of speed.

Cranbrook RCMP received numerous other complaints including speeds up to 160 km/hr and swerving into the oncoming traffic lane.

RCMP members were able to conduct a high risk arrest of the suspect without injury to suspect or officers  The suspect a 30-year-old male from Cranbrook, was brought back to Cranbrook Detachment and he subsequently provided samples in excess of 200 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood, or almost three times the legal limit.

Cranbrook RCMP are proposing charges of dangerous driving, impaired operation of a motor vehicle and fail to remain at the scene of an accident.

If anyone witnessed the suspects driving behaviour, please call the Cranbrook RCMP.