At 11:55 p.m., a patrol officer was responding to a dispatched call in West Division when the vehicle in front of him failed to yield to his lights and siren. The vehicle eventually stopped on Dutch Village Road but fled again as the officer was at the window speaking with the driver. The vehicle stopped a second time at the intersection of Alex Street and Rosedale Avenue. The 51-year-old female driver, who was the lone occupant of the vehicle, then attempted to flee on foot but was quickly arrested without incident. Neither she nor the police officer were injured and the speeds of the pursuit were not excessive.
The woman is facing numerous criminal charges as a result of this incident and also because she was on a court order not to operate a vehicle. Her charges include six counts of breaching a recognizance, flight from police, taking a motor vehicle without consent, theft and possession under $5000 and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. She was also issued numerous tickets under the Motor Vehicle Act. Further, officers discovered a bag of what is believed to be illegal cigarettes in her vehicle which will require further investigation prior to charges being laid. The woman is being held in custody for a bail hearing.