In Port Renfrew, Wild car getaway ends with foot chase

Michael Alexander Bruce, 26, of Sooke is charged with several charges

A stolen pickup truck carrying looted property was recovered by Sooke RCMP on Nov.10 following a high-speed chase on Highway 10 near Port Renfrew.

Prior to the chase, police responded to a sighting of the vehicle, a white Toyota Tacoma truck stolen overnight in Sooke, in the area of Sombrio Beach and Port Renfrew.

Mounties tried to pull the vehicle over, but the driver drove off at high speed, evading any attempt to be captured, said Staff Sgt. Jeff McArthur.

By this point, the Integrated Road Safety Unit intervened and set up a roadblock on Highway 14 near Sandcut Creek, where the suspect was able to brake and turn around just before hitting the spike belt.

Heading back towards Port Renfrew, the suspect lost control of the truck and skidded out onto the opposite shoulder. Unable to get the vehicle going again, the suspect took off on foot, running down the highway. He was arrested a short distance later.

Michael Alexander Bruce, 26, of Sooke is charged with several driving-related charges, possession of stolen property, theft and other charges.