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B.C. Man Arrested After Trying To Escape Police In Kayak

12/29/2015 09:09 EST | Updated 12/29/2015 09:59 EST

SICAMOUS, B.C. — The RCMP have recommended more than two dozen charges against a man who tried to run from police using a kayak following a routine traffic stop near Sicamous, B.C.

Mounties say 35-year-old Justin Daniels put a pick-up truck he was driving in reverse and rammed a police cruiser that had pulled him over before driving away early Monday morning.

Officers from Salmon Arm located the vehicle abandoned along nearby Mara Lake and followed footprints in the snow to the water's edge, where the driver launched a kayak using his hands instead of a paddle.

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The disabled police cruiser after it was rammed. (Photo: Sicamous RCMP)

Police then found tracks in the snow on the far side of the lake and followed them to a nearby garage, where they found and arrested Daniels.

They say he was suffering from hypothermia but was otherwise uninjured.

Daniels faces multiple charges, including theft for stealing a kayak, assault, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, break and enter and 19 counts of mail theft.

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