Scooter driver falls over trying to evade Sidney police

Male driver tries to flee from RCMP officers, thinking he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

  • Feb. 1, 2017 2:00 p.m.

A man is facing charges of fleeing from police, as well as Motor Vehicle Act offenses, after trying to evade officers while driving a Honda 49cc scooter on Monday, Jan. 30.

The man was initially pulled over by police on MacDonald Park Road during the afternoon. The driver initially did pull over, gave his name and other information, but promptly took off when the officer returned to his vehicle to conduct checks.

Cpl. Doug Wilson of the Sidney North Saanich RCMP reported the officer did not chase the scooter. However, after a few minutes, the scooter came back, driving past the same officer — who yelled at the driver to stop. Instead, the driver sped up.

“The scooter then began to wobble and eventually the driver fell off,” stated Wilson.

The man was not injured but got to his feet and ran off. A second police officer was waiting nearby and managed to catch the man.

When asked why he had tried to flee, Wilson reported that the driver said he thought there were a number of warrants out for his arrest. As it turned out, there were no warrants, according to the RCMP.

For this incident, Wilson stated the driver is facing numerous charges, including one of fleeing from police.

— Sidney North Saanich RCMP