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Parole violator drives like a fool and gets arrested

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September 04, 2014 - 2:06 PM

KELOWNA - Two women violating parole might have gone on to violate another day if they hadn’t drawn attention to themselves Tuesday.

Kelowna RCMP Const. Sheldon Herman was conducting a routine patrol along Highway 33 when he noticed a black Mustang near Bryden Road. He ran the plates and discovered the car belonged to a woman wanted on Canada-wide warrants for parole violations. As well, she wasn’t displaying an “L” though she only possessed a Class 7 learners permit.

With lights flashing and the siren blaring, the officer attempted to pull the car over, but the driver chose to speed way, fishtailing, ignoring signs and traffic lights before veering into oncoming traffic, according to an RCMP press release.

The driver then continued at a high rate of speed through a residential and school zone area, almost hitting two pedestrians.

“When I realized there were pedestrians at the cross walk as well as an active school in session I quickly turned off my lights and sirens and stopped at the side of the road. I was concerned for the safety of those in the neighbourhood”, Sheldon said.

But Sheldon didn’t fully abandon his pursuit. He stuck around to watch the car from a distance. Minutes later, two women matching the description of the suspects inside the car came walking up the street, not far from where the abandoned Mustang was later found.

Sheldon identified the women and confirmed the 53-year-old driver and 35-year-old passenger were wanted on Canada-wide warrants for parole violations. They were both arrested for failing to stop for police. They remain in custody to appear in court.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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