Vancouver Police have arrested a 16-year-old girl for dangerous driving, following an alleged hit-and-run and a “reckless tour” of downtown, early Saturday morning.
According to police, the incident began around 3:20 am, when a hit-and-run involving a white van and two people injured was reported in the area of East 12th Avenue and Victoria Drive.
About 15 minutes later, officers in the Downtown Eastside spotted the same van driving “erratically” throughout the area.
The police then attempted to pull the van over, but rather than the stopping, the driver allegedly sped up and refused to pull over for several blocks.
Police said at that point, attempts to stop the van were abandoned, “out of concern for public safety.”
Then, just before 4 am, the same vehicle was found parked on East Hastings and Carrall Street, and the driver was arrested as she walked away.
There was no on else in the vehicle, police added.
Now, charges related to the dangerous operation of a motor vehicle have been recommended against the teen, who police said is a Mission resident.
The vehicle has been seized by police and the investigation into the hit-and-run continues.