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Police release video of car crashing into community centre pool (VIDEO)

Ainsley Smith Jan 29, 2019 11:55 am

Durham Regional Police are looking for witnesses after a motorist drove a vehicle into the Courtice Community Centre Pool last week.

Police were called to the community centre on Courtice Road, which is located just over an hour east of Toronto, on Friday, January 25 around 8:40 am after receiving reports that a vehicle had driven into the building and ended up in the children’s pool.

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Once on scene, officers and EMS assisted in removing the driver from the vehicle.

The driver was a 36-year-old female, and was the lone occupant. She wasn’t hurt in the crash.

No one else was in the pool at the time.

In a security video of the incident shared on YouTube, you can see the red car driving towards the community centre, narrowly missing a pedestrian.

The car then crashes through the front doors of the building and drives through the community centre before driving into the pool.

From the video, you can see the building sustained extensive damage.

Following the incident, the 36-year-old woman, who is from Clarington, ON, was charged with Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance, Mischief/Damage to Property Endangering Life and Mischief/Damage to Property over $5,000.

She was apprehended under the Mental Health Act and was held for a bail hearing.

Police are now asking anyone with information to contact D/Cst. Hilliard of the East Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1657.



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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is passionate about avocado toast, aesthetics, and avocado toast aesthetics. Story idea? E-mail her at [email protected]

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