Car chase suspect arrested in Sooke

Derek Ernest Fast, 29 faces multiple charges, including assault with a weapon, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and theft.

  • Wed Sep 30th, 2015 3:00pm
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Derek Ernest Fast

The driver who evaded police last week in a high-speed chase between Sooke and Langford was captured Tuesday.

Derek Ernest Fast, 29, was on Phillips Road in Sooke when he was arrested by plain clothed officers who worked in tandem with Sooke RCMP and Police Dog Services.

On Sept. 25, Fast attempted to hit officers with a stolen vehicle on Finlayson Arm Rd near Falcon Heights in Langford, crashing a short distance away, police said. One suspect was arrested at the crash site. The other fled on foot.

Fast faces multiple charges, including assault with a weapon, possession of a firearm, possession of stolen property (over $5,000), dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, and theft of a motor vehicle.

Fast appeared in court today.