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Charges Pending After Drone Shot Down In The South Cariboo

Charges are pending in connection with an incident where a remote control drone was shot down at a residence in the Bridge Lake area.

100 Mile House RCMP Corporal Brian Lamb says they were called to a residence on the 7000 block of Grossett Road back on August 5th.

He says the residents who shot the drone down say it was equipped with a camera and that it was being used to look into windows.

Lamb says the drone’s owner was obviously not happy.

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“The drone’s owner, having potentially viewed what occurred, then proceeded to the property in his vehicle crashing through a locked gate and allegedly almost hit the property owner and another resident with his vehicle.”

Lamb says one of the residents suffered a minor injury while trying to get out of the way.

He says a firearm was subsequently discharged at the vehicle.

As it left the property, Lamb says the vehicle then struck a BC Hydro power pole knocking out power in the area.

Police located the driver, a 32-year old male from Vancouver, and arrested him without incident.

He is now facing charges of Dangerous Operation of a Vehicle, Uttering Threats, Possession of a Prohibited Firearm and Careless Use of a Firearm.

Lamb says a female related to the accused, a resident of Burnaby, was subsequently arrested for Uttering Threats as well.

Both will appear in court at a later date.

Meanwhile, the investigation into all of this continues.

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