RCMP arrested a man near Salmon Arm after he fled from a traffic stop in Banff on Wednesday.

RCMP arrested a man near Salmon Arm after he fled from a traffic stop in Banff on Wednesday.

Man arrested near Salmon Arm after fleeing police in Banff

RCMP are investigating why a man led police on a chase from Banff to Salmon Arm on Wednesday.

RCMP are investigating why a man led police on a chase from Banff to Salmon Arm on Wednesday.

In a news release, RCMP say the pursuit began after a man fled a traffic stop in Banff on Wednesday, Nov. 25.

Police in neighbouring jurisdictions were notified of the incident and at 9:15 p.m., a 57-year-old Saskatchewan was arrested by Salmon Arm RCMP after ditching his vehicle on a logging road near Canoe.

Officers from Revelstoke, Sicamous, Southeast District Traffic Services, and police dog services were involved in the arrest.

The driver remains in custody while police investigate to determine why the man fled police.