Surrey teen arrested after allegedly ramming Vancouver police car

Police dog called in after suspect climbs tree, refuses to come down

A Surrey teen is facing possible drug and weapon possession charges, and recovering from a dog bite, after a run in with Vancouver police Monday night.

Just before 11 p.m., officers tried to stop a blue Acura sedan that was seen driving erratically in a residential area near West 10th Avenue and Granville Street.

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“The driver allegedly refused to pull over and began to speed out of the area,” said VPD media relations officer Const. Jason Doucette. “The officers began to pursue, but quickly abandoned their attempts due to their attempts due to their concern for public safety.”

A few minutes later, the suspect drive down West 13th Avenue from Ash Street and collided head-on with a police car. A second police vehicle was able to box the Acura in from behind.

The suspect, a 17-year-old from Surrey, however, fled on foot and was found hiding in a nearby tree. He refused to surrender and was apprehended by a police dog. He was taken to hospital to be treated for a dog bite before officers took him to jail.

Doucette said police are recommending charges related to drug and weapon possession, as well as fleeing police.

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