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RCMP believe Agassiz man rammed police cruiser in Mission

Laine Poulson, of Agassiz, is wanted by Mission RCMP following an incident in Mission on Feb. 28.  - RCMP photo
Laine Poulson, of Agassiz, is wanted by Mission RCMP following an incident in Mission on Feb. 28.
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RCMP are still looking for an Agassiz man who they believe rammed into a police car and left the scene Friday night in Misison.

Mission RCMP are looking for Laine Poulson, 45. They suspect he rammed a police car and eluded police. despite the assistance of a police dog and helicopter.

On Friday, Feb. 28,  at about 11 p.m., members of the Mission RCMP Street Crimes Unit observed an individual well known to police who was known to be prohibited from driving. The individual was observed parking a vehicle in the area of Stave Lake Street and 7th Avenue. Police approached the vehicle and attempted to apprehend the suspect driver. The suspect reversed his vehicle, ramming an unmarked police vehicle causing moderate damage. The suspect drove through a red light at the intersection of Stave Lake Street and 7th Avenue and fled from the area. The vehicle was located a short time later in the 33300 block of 12th Street.

A police dog and RCMP Air Services helicopter were called in to assist. An extensive search of the area failed to locate the suspect. Police say they will be seeking several Criminal Code charges against the suspect including Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Flight From a Peace Officer and Driving while Disqualified.

Police are attempting to locate and arrest Poulson, from Agassiz, in relation to this incident. The public is cautioned not to approach Poulson, but to immediately contact their local police if he is located.

Anyone with information regarding Poulson's whereabouts is asked to contact the Mission RCMP at 604-826-7161. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. They are open 24/7. You do not have to give your name, address, or your telephone number and do not have to testify in Court. A cash reward of up to $2000 will be paid for any information which leads to an arrest and charge.

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