Prolific offender arrested and charged after twice evading police

SURREY RCMP on Thursday announced that multiple charges had been laid against a prolific offender who is prohibited from driving Canada-wide.

On November 19, at 11 p.m., officers with the Surrey RCMP Gang Enforcement Team observed a vehicle in the 8800-block of Queen Mary Boulevard in Newton that had allegedly failed to stop for two other police agencies in the preceding days.

Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop with the vehicle, but it failed to stop. Air 1 was engaged and that allowed members to monitor and surveil the suspect vehicle until it was immobilized by a spike belt in Langley. The driver fled the vehicle on foot and was taken into police custody with the assistance of the Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Service (IPDS) and Uniform Gang Enforcement Team (UGET).

The 41-year-old driver, Lorne Guilbault, has been charged with fail to stop for police, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, drive while prohibited, and three counts of fail to comply with probation.

“Surrey RCMP remains committed to public safety through proactive enforcement which includes targeting prolific offenders who pose the highest risk to our community,” said Media Relations Officer Constable Sarbjit K. Sangha. “Our officers are trained to handle situations such as these through coordination with key integrated resources like the Air 1 helicopter and police dogs in order to minimize the risk to our community.”