A 29 year-old female is facing several charges in connection with impaired operation of a motor vehicle. This incident actually involved a series of collisions, causing damage to five vehicles as well as the vehicle driven by the suspect.
At 7:30 a.m. on Friday, October 22, 2021, police were dispatched to a two-vehicle collision in the west-bound lanes of 12th Avenue at Rose Street. A Chrysler 200 had come into contact with the back of a Freightliner heavy vehicle (waste disposal), which was stopped at a red light. The driver of the Chrysler didn’t exit the vehicle and could not be roused by officers banging on the window, so officers broke a back window to check on her. She was roused by physical contact but still would not exit the car or turn off the engine. She tried to drive forward and then reversed into a patrol car and a City of Regina truck before fleeing the scene. A short time later, police received a report of the same vehicle striking another car parked in the 1800 block of Smith Street. A police supervisor vehicle pulled in behind, with police lights activated and before the officer could exit the vehicle, it reversed, struck the police vehicle and fled. A Canine unit vehicle was able to follow the suspect vehicle (no high speed involved) until a spike belt could be safely deployed. The vehicle continued for a distance before stopping in the 2100 block of Retallack Street, and the driver was safely taken into custody moments later. Further investigation led to numerous charges. Fortunately, there was no one injured in this incident.
Twenty-nine year-old Ashley Lynn SUGAR, of Moose Jaw, is charged with:
- Impaired Operation of a conveyance by alcohol, drugs, or a combination [320.14(1)(a) CC];
- Exceed .08 [320.14(1)(b) CC];
- 5 X Hit and Run [320.16(1) CC]; and
- 2 X Evade Police [320.17 CC].
SUGAR was released with a court date of November 17, 2021 in Provincial Court.