A 20 year-old female from Balcarres is facing a number of charges, including Dangerous Driving Causing Bodily Harm and Evade Police, after a collision that occurred yesterday evening, September 25, 2010, on Victoria Avenue East near Starlite Street. The incident will also prompt further examination by a Pursuit Review Board of the Regina Police Service.
This incident began around 5:52 p.m. on Saturday, September 25, 2010, when police were dispatched to the area of Ross Avenue and Park Street for a report of erratic driving. The vehicle described was a Buick LeSabre, operated by a male driver; there was also a female passenger in the car. A short time later, a vehicle matching that description was stopped by police on Victoria Avenue East, just west of the Ring Road. A second police car went to the area, as the driver of the car was being interviewed in the back seat of the first police car. It’s alleged the female passenger in the car became belligerent with police and took the driver’s seat, in spite of the responding officer’s attempts to reach into the car to stop her. The suspect car, with the female now driving, left the scene at a high rate of speed; the second police car followed, with emergency equipment activated. The driver passed stopped traffic on the right shoulder of the road, disobeyed a red light and, seconds later, lost control of the car near the intersection of Victoria Avenue East and Starlite Street, colliding with a van that was just pulling forward from having been stopped at the intersection. The suspect car flipped onto its roof and skidded to a stop on the right shoulder of the road; the van was spun 180 degrees.
When the police car arrived at the scene, the driver of the car, a 20 year-old female was on the ground. It is unclear if she was ejected from the car or opened the door. She was taken to hospital by EMS. The driver of the van, a 42 year-old man from Weyburn, was also taken to hospital. The injuries sustained by both drivers were described a non-life-threatening. A 15 year-old male passenger in the van was unhurt. Subsequent investigation led to a number of charges against the female driver of the car. She has been released with a notice to appear in court at a later date.
As per Regina Police Service policy, this incident will be examined internally to ensure compliance with Regina Police Service operating procedures with respect to vehicle pursuits.
Twenty year-old Shanna Marie MCNAB, DOB: 1989-10-31, of Balcarres, Saskatchewan, is charged with Impaired Driving Causing Bodily Harm [255(2) CC]; Breach of Probation [733.1(1) CC]; Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle Causing Bodily Harm [249(3) CC]; and Evade Police [249.1(1) CC]. MCNAB will make her court appearance on these charges in Provincial Court on October 12, 2010.