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Woman bear sprays cop

A Vernon woman faces a list of charges after bear spraying a Mountie while trying to evade arrest in Revelstoke, police say.

The 31-year-old woman came to the attention of the RCMP about 3 a.m. Wednesday after a resident complained she had parked her vehicle in the driveway and was walking into the backyard asking for gas or money for gas.

When police showed up, the woman quickly fled in her vehicle, a blue Toyota Tacoma pickup.

Police later discovered the vehicle on the Trans Canada Highway and a traffic stop was attempted.

"The female refused to comply with police directions and, at some point, assaulted the investigating officer with bear spray," said Staff Sgt Kurt Grabinsky.

He said the woman again fled, but was located about 1km east on Highway 1.

The woman was arrested without incident about 8 a.m. with the assistance of a police dog from Vernon.

"It was determined that the Toyota Tacoma was stolen from a residence in Sorrento overnight and was related to another motor vehicle theft from Vernon."

The woman faces charges of Obstructing a Police Officer, Resisting a Police Officer, Assaulting a Police Officer, Possession of Stolen Property over $5,000, Trespassing by Night and Breach of a Probation Order.

 

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