On Saturday at approximately 3:50 p.m., an RCMP officer was responding to a call and travelling above the speed limit on Highway 102 with lights and sirens.
While the RCMP officer was on his emergency car, he noticed a grey car, travelling in the passing lane on highway 102, trying to pass him.
The officer thought given the behaviour of this driver, that he was in distress and needed his assistance.
The RCMP officer allowed this grey car to pass his cruiser. When the officer looked over, the driver of the grey vehicle waved at the officer and saluted him with a smile and then continued passing the RCMP officer’s vehicle at a high rate of speed.
When the RCMP officer tried to pull over the driver of the grey car, the driver would pull ahead, slow down and then speed up again. He refused to pull over, despite the RCMP officer’s repeated attempts to do so.
When the grey car’s speed allegedly increased beyond 150 kilometres per hour, the RCMP officer was instructed to abandon attempts to stop the vehicle because it was unsafe.
The RCMP were able to trace the grey vehicle’s licence plate to a car rental agency and the driver was identified.
“The biggest question for the police and probably the public is, why would someone actually want to pass a police car that’s responding to an emergency with the lights on?”
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