Spike belt deployed, man arrested after busy Cranberry Festival Saturday

A 55-year-old Abbotsford man is facing a host of charges including dangerous driving and being in a stolen truck in Fort Langley.

A 55-year-old Abbotsford man is facing numerous charges after driving a stolen dual-wheeled truck and trailer dangerously through Fort Langley streets just after the Cranberry Festival wrapped up on Saturday.

Around 5:20 p.m., an integrated traffic division officer tried to pull over a Chevy pickup truck pulling an empty trailer for having a stolen licence plate.

The driver of the truck sped away, said Langley RCMP. At the time, police noted there were a lot of people on the roads following the festival which usually draws around 60,000 people to the village.

Air One was able to catch sight of the truck and Langley RCMP was deployed to put down a spike belt on Glover Road. The spikes did the trick and the man was arrested by 6 p.m. without further incident.

A search of the truck after the arrest found crack cocaine and a small amount of marijuana.

The 55-year-old man didn’t have a valid driver’s licence. He is being charged with dangerous driving, possession of stolen property, and tampering with a vehicle registration number, among a host of other charges.

He was released from custody shortly after his arrest with a promise to appear in court.

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