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Charges laid after suspects tracked to White Rock's Duprez Ravine

A 36-year-old man is facing dangerous driving and other charges in connection with a March 10 incident

A 36-year-old man is facing charges including dangerous operation of a motor vehicle in connection with an incident that saw police track a pair of suspects to White Rock’s Duprez Ravine.

White Rock RCMP Const. Chantal Sears said police arrested a man and a woman near Blackburn Crescent and High Street, on the evening of March 10, after attempting to stop a vehicle seen making an illegal left turn in South Surrey.

The vehicle, determined to be a rental, caught police attention in the 2300-block of 152 Street around 8 p.m., Sears said.

When police tried to pull it over, it took off at a high rate of speed, reportedly going through at least one red light, Sears told Peace Arch News earlier this month.

With the help of Air 1 – and residents in the 1200-block of Merklin street who reported seeing people fleeing – two suspects were arrested coming out of Duprez Ravine.

A woman, described as a 46-year-old White Rock resident, was released without charges; a 36-year-old man remains in custody.

Haman Lamar Louis Benamaisia is charged with flight from peace officer, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and driving while prohibited/licence suspended.

According to Sears, the latter charge relates to a driving prohibition issued in August 2015.

Benamaisia is next due in Surrey Provincial Court on April 7.


Tracy Holmes

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Tracy Holmes has been a reporter with Peace Arch News since 1997.
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