Woman leaps from stolen car in attempted escape

A woman in a stolen car sped away from police on Saturday, but ended up leaping from the vehicle while it was moving near Tillcum Centre.

A woman in a stolen car sped away from police on Saturday, but ended up leaping from the moving vehicle near Tillicum Centre.

Saanich police traffic officers zeroed in on the car after the automatic licence plate reader reported that it was stolen a few days earlier out of Surrey.

A patrol officer pulled the car over in the 3200-block of Douglas St. (near the area of Tolmie Avenue) at 10 a.m., but the lone female driver soon sped off at high speed.

Not long after, 911 calls poured in from witnesses reporting a car driving dangerously. Officers found it smashed against a wall at the Pearkes Recreation Centre.

Witnesses told police the woman jumped from the car as it was moving, before it struck the building. The recreation centre didn’t suffer serious damage and the woman wasn’t injured.

Police arrested a 27-year-old woman from Surrey, who faces charges of dangerous driving, escaping custody, possession of stolen property and failing to stop for police.

editor@saanichnews.com

Just Posted

Saanich to potentially host first hydrogen fuel station on Vancouver Island

Station proposed for corner of Quadra Street and McKenzie Avenue

Saanich to recognize Coun. Judy Brownoff for a quarter century on council

Award presentation will take place Monday evening

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority to fall fake eagle tree at Ogden Point

Last year a fake tree was installed to try to entice eagles to stay in the area, without much success

Saanich police arrest suspected purse snatcher after witness tracks him down

Man known to police attempted to steal the purses from Red Robin restaurant

Ambitious B.C. Aviation Museum need $10M to get iconic Lancaster back in the air

Volunteers flock to work on bomber, restoration expected to take 10 years

Victoria hosts ‘Ultimate Hockey Fan Cave’

The hockey cave was recently featured on a Netflix special

Inspirational Vancouver Island youngster dies after battle with brain cancer

Kaiden Finley ‘was seriously the strongest 11-year-old’

Is it a homicide? B.C. woman dies in hospital, seven months after being shot

Stepfather think Chilliwack case should now be a homicide, but IHIT has not confirmed anything

Indecent caller handed 18-month conditional sentence

Vancouver Island man pleaded guilty to making indecent phone and video calls to women across B.C.

Sources say Trudeau rejected Wilson-Raybould’s conservative pick for high court

Wilson-Raybould said Monday “there was no conflict between the PM and myself”

First Nations public art piece stolen in Nanaimo

Spindle Whorl went missing over the weekend, according to Nanaimo RCMP

Father-son duo at B.C. Children’s Hospital helps new dads fight depression

The pair teamed up to introduce the only known research-based mindfulness workshop for new dads

Mexican restaurant in B.C. told to take down Mexican flag

General manager of Primo’s Mexican Grill in White Rock: ‘I’ve never heard of anything like this’

B.C. NDP moves to provide tax credits, tax cut for LNG Canada

Provincial sales tax break of $596 million repayable after construction

Most Read