Around 12:25 a.m. this morning, Tuesday, November 19, 2019, Officers were on scene investigating a serious motor vehicle collision on MR80 between Cecile Street and Isabelle Street in Val Caron when a Honda Civic sped by the Officer directing traffic and through the road barricades into the active collision scene.

The vehicle continued down the road narrowly missing multiple Officers who were on foot conducting the investigation and running over collision reconstruction equipment before travelling towards a parked and occupied cruiser. The Officer in the cruiser was able to move the car at the last second avoiding a collision.

Patrol Officers stopped the car on Lina Street where they found a woman driving the vehicle and a man in the passenger seat. Both individuals were uncooperative and aggressive with the Officers leading to an altercation where the man got back into the vehicle and attempted to drive away. He was quickly stopped by Officers.

The 25-year old woman has been charged with the following Criminal Code and Highway Traffic Act offences;

  • Operation While Impaired by Alcohol or Drugs
  • Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration Over 80mgs
  • Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle
  • Obstruct Resist Peace Officer
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance
  • No Validation on Plate
  • No Insurance
  • Drive on Closed Highway
  • Disobey Officer Directing Traffic

The 26-year old man has been charged with the following Criminal Code and Highway Traffic Act Offences;

  • Operation While Impaired by Drugs
  • Assault Police with Intent to Resist
  • Passenger – Fail to Give Required Information
  • Passenger – Fail to Properly Wear Seatbelt

Their names cannot be released as the information has not yet been sworn to through the Court process. They were both released on a Promise to Appear with a Court date of December 4, 2019.

“This is beyond disappointing. The lives of community members and Police Officers endangered by individuals who are simply not getting the messaging about impaired driving. Our thoughts and prayers are with the man who remains in the hospital as a result of the initial collision caused by an impaired driver,” said Chief Paul Pedersen. “The second incident involving our members could have been a devastating and disastrous situation had it not been for the quick actions of the Officers on scene. These are criminal choices and community safety is significantly at risk.”