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Victoria woman running for city council arrested in Langley


A Victoria woman who was wanted for driving recklessly and endangering police officers on Canada Day has been arrested in Langley for failing to show up for her court date.

The 44-year-old, Riga Godron, is also currently running for Victoria City Council.

Godron had a BC-wide warrant for not showing up to court after she was arrested for obstructing police, fleeing from police, and driving without due care and attention. 


Victoria woman who is wanted by police also running for city council

On Canada Day, she was reportedly driving recklessly on Dallas Road. VicPD bike patrol officers responded and found her vehicle empty.

According to police, she showed up to the vehicle a short time later and demanded to be let go despite them attempting to make her stay put for questioning.

She then reportedly entered the vehicle, started it up and fled the scene, almost running over the patrol officers in the process.

She was later boxed by several police cruisers while continuing to drive recklessly on Pandora Avenue near where Victoria’s Canada Day celebration was taking place in the inner harbour. 

In a media release on Thursday, VicPD say Godron has been arrested in Langley, BC for not showing up to her court date for the crimes she allegedly committed on July 1st. 

Her name still appears on the official declaration of candidates on Victoria’s ‘information for voters’ webpage. 

As of this publication, it is unclear if her name will be on the ballot for city council on October 15th. Victoria Buzz has reached out to the City Of Victoria for confirmation, but have yet to receive a reply.

Curtis Blandy

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