December 07, 2015 - 12:33 PM
VERNON - A Vernon woman is facing several charges after a dangerous driving episode in a stolen vehicle last week.
Police officers noticed the Nissan Juke car, which was reported stolen two days earlier, while conducting patrols in the area of 32 Avenue and 32 Street in Vernon around 3 p.m. on Dec. 1.
The vehicle fled the area, running a red light at 30 Avenue and 37 Street, Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy says in a statement. It then continued west on 30 Avenue and struck another vehicle.
“The female driver then got out and attempted to flee on foot. She was arrested a short distance later,” Noseworthy says.
At no point did police pursue the vehicle or turn emergency equipment on, she says.
The driver, 24-year-old Alyssa Brown from the Greater Vernon area, was arrested and charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, and failure to stop at the scene of a crash.
The two people in the vehicle that was struck, aged 57 and 86, sustained minor injuries and were treated at the scene, Noseworthy says.
Brown is due in court Dec. 10 in Vernon. Police continue to investigate the incident and ask that anyone with information call the Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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