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Spike belt used to stop driver in stolen truck

A 31-year-old man is facing multiple criminal charges after Langley RCMP used a spike belt to end the pursuit of a stolen truck from Abbotsford.

Around 11:30 p.m. on Sept. 21, officers spotted the Ford F350 at a gas station in the 8600 block of 200 Street.

When police cars tried to prevent the truck from leaving, the driver refused to stop, hitting two cruisers before it jumped a curb, drove through a garden area knocking over a tree, then sped along a sidewalk losing its mirror when it scraped a hydro pole.

Leaving the sidewalk, the Ford headed south on 200 Street at a high rate of speed until officers lost sight of the vehicle.

A short time later, another officer spotted the truck traveling south on 204 Street in the 6400 block.

The pickup truck made a U-turn and accelerated to approximately 130 km/h. Minutes later, the F350 drove over a spike belt deployed by the RCMP.

Despite the successful deployment of the spikes, the Ford managed to keep going until it struck a vehicle waiting at a traffic light at 200 Street and 82 Avenue.

Then the driver got out of the vehicle with his hands in the air and was arrested.

David Hindmarch, of no fixed address, has been charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000, dangerous operation of a motor ,vehicle, flight from a peace officer, failure to stop at an accident and driving while prohibited.

He is scheduled to appear Surrey Provincial Court on Oct. 13 for a bail hearing.

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