‘Erratic’ driver arrested after slow speed police pursuit

May 31 2019, 3:41 pm

A woman in her 50s has been arrested for what police are describing as erratic driving behaviour.

Earlier this morning, at approximately 4 am, the Surrey RCMP say they responded to a report of a female yelling at a security guard near 106 Avenue and 130 Street.

When police arrived, they report the female quickly fled in a burgundy Mitsubishi Eclipse.

Police believe that she was impaired.

Shortly after, law enforcement say the Mitsubishi returned to the same area. Police attended the scene once more, this time with a police dog officer. They also report placing stop sticks in front and behind the Mitsubishi’s tires.

The female driver and a single occupant once again fled the police, driving over the stop sticks, into a park, and back onto the roadway with deflated tires.

Police say they followed the Mitsubishi at speeds of 30 km/h.

The driver refused to stop and officers say, due to her unsafe driving, police boxed the Mitsubishi in, causing a minor collision with a police vehicle.

The female driver refused to unlock her car or exit the vehicle, causing the police to physically break the driver’s side window and remove her from the car.

The 54-year-old woman was arrested under the Mental Health Act and has been taken to hospital.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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