Wanted man arrested after police pursuit ended by truck
A photograph of James Quinn, supplied by RCMP
COURTENAY, B.C- A wanted man in the Comox Valley was arrested after being hit by a truck last week.
According to a news release from the Valley’s RCMP detachment, 33 year old James Quinn was located on May 18 by officers. Quinn had been wanted on several outstanding warrants, and was one of two people included in a “Wanted” news bulletin issued by the detachment earlier in the week.
After being located, Quinn was arrested, but fled on his bicycle. After being re-located, he was arrested for a second time, but again fled on his bicycle, being pursued by police on foot. The pursuit ended along Headquarters Road, where Quinn was struck by a nearby truck.
An officer of the Comox Valley RCMP photographs a bike after a collision along Headquarters Road on May 18, 2018. Photo by James Wood/98.9 The Goat/Vista Radio
According to a friend of the truck driver who reached out to the MyComoxValleyNow.com newsroom, the driver had been looking to help police with the pursuit after spotting what was going on.
Quinn suffered minor injuries, and was taken to hospital for treatment. He remains in police custody, and will be appearing in court today.