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Video: Arrest made after man drives into avalanche closure

Man wanted by police arrested after driving past flaggers into avalanche closure on Trans-Canada Highway west of Revelstoke on Friday.

  • Jan. 2, 2017 2:00 p.m.

A man who was wanted by police was arrested after driving past flaggers into an avalanche closure on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Revelstoke on Friday.

Revelstoke RCMP say they were called to the Trans-Canada Highway in Three Valley Gap when a driver ignored flaggers and drove into an area that was closed for avalanche control on Friday, Dec. 30, at 9 a.m.

Police arrived on scene to find a 1998 Pontiac Sunfire that was stopped and contained by a grader and snow plow.

The driver, a 54-year-old B.C. man, was arrested and charged with flight from police, driving while prohibited and failing to obey a flagger. There was also two warrants out for his arrest for violating the terms of his probation.

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