Jason Himpfen charged in October 2021 incident involving dangerous driving and drug seizure (with video)

THE BC Prosecution Service on Tuesday approved charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking, flight from police, and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle against 47-year-old Jason Himpfen who failed to stop for police in Abbotsford in October 2021 and then drove recklessly for an hour and a half through Abbotsford and Chilliwack before being arrested in Chilliwack.


On October 12, 2021, Abbotsford Police patrol officers received a report of an erratic driver eastbound on Highway 1 entering the Abbotsford area. Officers quickly located the vehicle and attempted a traffic stop, resulting in the driver failing to stop for police.
The Lower Mainland Police Helicopter Air 1 continued to follow the vehicle while ground units broke off. During the next 90 minutes, the vehicle was observed running numerous stop signs, passing cars unsafely and forcing oncoming vehicle traffic onto the shoulder of the road while driving at excessive speeds.
Upon the vehicle stopping in the Chilliwack area, Abbotsford Police officers with the assistance of the Lower Mainland Police Dog Service and the Chilliwack RCMP, took Himpfen into custody. During the search, officers located approximately 370 grams of combined fentanyl and methamphetamine. This seizure equates to approximately 800 individual doses, according to police.
“This offender, who refused to stop for police, exhibited careless disregard for the citizens of Abbotsford and Chilliwack. We are fortunate to have had the assistance of Air 1, which captured the scope of the dangerous driving in question. The sizeable quantity of drugs seized by AbbyPD officers would have otherwise hit our streets and imperiled even more lives than the ones he imperiled through his reckless driving behaviour,” said Inspector Kevin Murray.



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