A woman faces a number of charges after trying unsuccessfully to flee from Vernon RCMP.
An officer was patrolling 30th Avenue at approximately 3 a.m. Dec. 31 and observed a white Chevrolet truck travelling westbound at a high rate of speed.
“The officer attempted to pull the vehicle over but it fled from police, turning south onto 35th Street,” said Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy.
The officer did not pursue the vehicle.
The driver of the truck, however, jumped from the still-moving vehicle and attempted unsuccessfully to flee on foot. The truck rolled into a parked van, causing minor damage to both vehicles.
“A check on the truck revealed it had been reported stolen from North Battleford, Sask. on Dec. 2, 2015,” said Noseworthy.
Christine Webb, 27, has been charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, and failure to comply with a recognizance.
It was also discovered that she had four outstanding warrants that she was arrested for.
Webb was issued violation tickets under the Motor Vehicle Act for driving without a licence and failing to stop for police.
She was remanded in custody pending her next appearance in Vernon Provincial Court Wednesday.