An RCMP officer takes photos of a pickup truck after it collided with unmarked police vehicles just off School Draw Avenue on January 23, 2019. James O’Connor/Cabin Radio
In an attempt to evade arrest, a man wanted on a warrant intentionally drove into not just one, but two police vehicles on Wednesday afternoon, RCMP said.
Two Yellowknife RCMP officers were said to have received minor injuries as a result.
Police identified two suspects arrested during the incident as Gary Taylor and Kiet Thai of Yellowknife.
In a news release, police said they had spotted Taylor in a blue pick-up truck with a few other people on School Draw Avenue outside an apartment building.
When they went to arrest him, police say he “deliberately rammed” the truck into two police vehicles.
Taylor, 38, faces charges including assaulting a police officer, dangerously operating a vehicle, driving while disqualified, resisting a police officer, failing to comply with a court order, and mischief over $5,000.
The other people in the pick-up were arrested and released without charge.
His arrest warrant at the time was related to resisting an officer, cocaine possession, operating a vehicle while disqualified, operating a vehicle while pursued by police, assault, mischief, failure to attend court, and breach of recognizance.