Whistler RCMP arrested the driver of a car on Highway 99 while another man in the car fled away after officer discovered a loaded handgun in the car.
On March 21, at approximately 9:30 pm, Whistler RCMP received a report about two vehicles in Squamish speeding and driving erratically northbound on Highway 99.
The first vehicle was described as a black Mercedes CLS55 with an Ontario license Plate. The second vehicle was described as Black BMW X5 with a BC Plate.
Police conducted a traffic stop just south of Spring Creek Drive in Whistler.
During the traffic stop, officers learned that the two men had a history of violent offences, including fire arm offences.
Officers conducted a pat down of the passenger, and located a loaded handed gun in a Gucci man-purse. The man fled from police, jumped over the concrete barrier, and ran down an embankment.
RCMP set up a perimeter, called the dog unit, but were unable to locate the man. However, police has confirmed he didn’t have a gun when he fled.
The man who fled has been identified and the investigation is ongoing.
Meanwhile, the driver was arrested and held in custody for various firearms offences and later released on court documents.
Whistler RCMP would like to thank locals in the Function Junction area for their patience during the event.
Whistler RCMP are asking anyone with information to please contact police at 604 932-3044 or through Crimestoppers.