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VIDEO: Man arrested after blowing past police roadblocks at evacuation zones

In times of emergency, not everyone respects the authority of the police it seems.

"We had one individual who was particularly challenging to deal with," said Kelowna RCMP Superintendent Kara Triance.

The RCMP had to deal with one driver who repeatedly drove through police lines to get into an evacuated zone.

"He had fled from police when they tried to stop him at a roadblock," she said.

But it didn't end there.

After a vehicle description went out there were more incidents involving the same vehicle repeatedly failing to stop at the roadblocks.

"We identified the vehicle, and our next step was to arrest the individual safely," said Superintendent Triance.

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In none of the instances did the police engage in a high-speed chase.

"Obviously a vehicle fleeing from police is a very serious situation," she said. "But also we want to temper that with erratic behaviour and driving that could put other people in danger."

The suspect was released after spending some time at the police detachment with an order to appear in court.

"And he will appear before the court on a charge of flight from police."

Triance wouldn't say why it's believed the individual was so intent on ignoring the evacuation barricades, but she was willing to drop a hint.

"I can let you know that there are some individuals within the community that have affected businesses," said Superintendent Triance.

"And when businesses are affected it's their livelihood."

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She said she understands how that can make emotions run high.

"We must take a moment to stop, think these things through," said the superintendent.

There have been other occasions where people have found other ways to get behind the evacuation perimetres.

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Triance said on one occasion, they found another man driving out of an evacuation zone and when he was asked how he got there, he said he had hoofed it through the woods from the highway.

"Now I can't reiterate enough, the woods aren't safe right now," she said.

On that occasion, there was no arrest.

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