A man who had been driving a pickup along Sooke Road in Colwood at 11 p.m. Thursday was no match for a watchful West Shore RCMP officer.
First, the officer realized that the licence plate had been stolen from a vehicle in Parksville. Then he determined the truck had been reported stolen in Comox.
The truck was pulled over.
While he was still at the scene, the officer noticed a man who had stopped his vehicle nearby. It turned out that he had no driver’s licence and had a Vancouver warrant for his arrest for being unlawfully at large.
A search of the man turned up suspected opioids.
Police said the man will remain in custody before going back the federal prison system.