CHARGES LAID IN SUSPECTED CARJACKING NEAR LAC LA HACHE
Charges have now been laid in connection with what RCMP called a collision and “carjacking” on Highway 97 just north of Lac La Hache.
27-year old Blaine John and 34-year old Sharma Char are both facing one count each of Robbery, Theft of a Motor Vehicle and Possession of Stolen Property.
John is also charged with Failing to Stop and Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance.
John is due back in court on March 18, 2019 for a bail hearing, while Char has an appearance scheduled for today.
RCMP received a report of a grey Hyundai Elantra driving erratically and striking at least two vehicles on Sunday morning just before 11:30.
Police say it ended up colliding with one of those vehicles, a Subaru Forester, near the end of the passing lanes just north of Lac La Hache.
RCMP say the male driver of the Elantra then removed the keys from the female driver of the Subaru by force.
Fortunately, she was not physically hurt.
Police say the male driver and a female passenger then continued on north.
100 Mile House RCMP then came across the stolen Subaru shortly after that and were able to successfully stop it after a high-speed takedown was completed just north of 100 Mile.