A 24-year-old woman faces several charges after allegedly crashing a reported stolen car in downtown Vernon.
Alert RCMP officers spotted a Nissan Juke, reported stolen from the Vernon area two days prior, at 32nd Street and 32nd Avenue at 1 p.m. Dec. 1.
“The vehicle fled the area running a red light at 30th Avenue and Alexis Park Drive,” said Vernon RCMP Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy. “The vehicle continued west on 30th Avenue and struck another vehicle. The female driver got out and tried to flee on foot. She was arrested a short distance later.”
The vehicle also struck a power pole.
The 57-year-old male driver and 86-year-old male passenger in the vehicle that was struck sustained minor injuries. They were treated at the scene.
Noseworthy said at no point did police pursue the vehicle or turn on their emergency equipment.
Alyssa Courtney Brown, 24, is charged with possession of property obtained by crime, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and failing to remain at an accident.
She is scheduled to appear in Vernon Provincial Court Thursday.
The file remains under police investiation. Anybody with any information is asked to call the Vernon detachment at 250-545-7171, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.