A 42-year-old West Kelowna woman is facing a string of potential charges after police tried to stop her vehicle Sunday afternoon and wound up in a wild chase.
The incident started when a member of the West Kelowna RCMP noticed a white Ford Expedition leaving a known drug house shortly after 3 p.m., followed the SUV and tried to pull the vehicle over in the 2400-block of Dobbin Road.
The vehicle pulled into the nearby car wash and the driver, one Cindy Elizabeth Bevan, jumped out.
Bevan was directed to return to her vehicle, but when she did so, she also decided to drive away. She left the area, driving at a slow speed toward Brown Road with police in pursuit.
Once on Brown, an officer pulled up beside her and indicated for her to pull over. She responded by driving her vehicle into the front end of the unmarked police car and from there, the chase kicked into high gear.
She then took off heading southbound on Highway 97, speeding into the Glenrosa neighbourhood and forcing police to call off the pursuit in order to keep the public safe.
Bevan proceeded to abandon her SUV in the 3400-block of Laird Court, but tips from the public poured in as she was spotted getting onto a city bus.
The officers closed in and arrested her on the bus, but one officer sustained minor injuries in the process.
Bevan was in court today and granted bail; it’s not known whether she was able to make the $500 payment needed for her release.
She is facing charges of assaulting a police officer, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, flight from police, dangerous driving, mischief and resisting or obstructing a police officer.