A 27 year-old female is facing numerous charges as the result of an incident yesterday in which the driver of a stolen truck failed to stop for police. At approximately 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, June 21, 2015, police attempted a vehicle stop, for an expired license plate, on a half-ton truck heading northbound on Broad Street and 5th Avenue. The truck accelerated north through the red traffic lights on Broad and 6th Avenue, and Broad and 9th Avenue, and the stop sign at Broad Street and 12th Avenue. The police vehicle discontinued pursuit but relayed the suspect vehicle location to the Communications Centre.
Over the course of the next several minutes, through observation of other police units, as well as through calls by citizens, it was determined that the driver, a lone female occupant, ended up with the truck momentarily stuck in a ditch northbound on Winnipeg Street, then drove through a chain link fence while travelling southbound on Winnipeg street. Police were advised not to pursue. The truck proceeded westbound on Ring Road to the Argyle Street off ramp, dragging some fence with it. The truck came to rest in another chain link fence, tearing up approximately 40-50 meters of fence.
The driver, a 27 year-old female was arrested a short distance from the scene. It was determined that the truck was a stolen vehicle with a fraudulent license plate.
Along with several traffic offense tickets, 27 year-old Amber Dawn BOUDREAU (DOB: 1988/01/19), of Regina, is charged with:
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000 [355(A) CC]
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000 [355(B) CC]
- Flight While Pursued by Peace Officer [249.1(1) CC]
- Carry Concealed Weapon (knife) [90 CC]
BOUDREAU was released on an undertaking and will make her next appearance in Provincial Court on these charges on Thursday, July 30th, 2015 at 9:30 a.m.