hit and run

It was a busy afternoon on January 23rd for one Oak Bay woman, who attempted to kick her way out of a hit and run arrest by Oak Bay Police. 

The 36-year-old woman has been charged with a hit and run and the assault of an officer, after police confronted her at her home following the collision.

The incident began at approximately 1:00 p.m. in the 1500 block of Beach Drive.

The woman drove into an unoccupied parked car, causing major damage to the stationary vehicle. The suspect then fled the scene in her car, but witnesses were able to obtain a licence plate which was reported to police.

Following the hit and run, police officers attended the address registered to the licence plate, where a struggle ensued between the woman responsible for the collision and the officers. 

She began kicking the legs of the officers attempting the arrest, both before she was formally arrested and while in the police car. None of the officers in question required medical assistance.

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After the arrest, the woman was transported to the hospital for a medical assessment. 

She is being criminally charged for the hit and run, the assault of a police officer, and for failing to provide a blood sample. 

Deputy Chief Ray Bernoties says police can’t confirm if the suspect was under the influence due to the fact she refused the blood test requested of her before the arrest. 

Investigators are still searching for eyewitnesses to the crash.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact the Oak Bay Police department’s primary investigator Cst. Mishrigi at 250-592-2424 and reference file #2020-261.