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Parole violators nabbed

Kelowna RCMP have a pair of parole violators in custody following a chase through the streets of Rutland Tuesday.

RCMP say officers patrolling Highway 33 spotted a black Mustang travelling westbound near Bryden Road and, upon further investigation, determined it to be registered to a woman with outstanding Canada wide warrants for parole violations.

When officers attempted to stop the vehicle it sped away fishtailing and the driver failed to obey traffic control devices and travelled into oncoming traffic.

Police further stated the vehicle travelled dangerously at high rates of speed through residential and school areas, almost hitting two pedestrians crossing the street.

“When I realized there were pedestrians at the cross walk as well as an active school in session I quickly turned off my lights and sirens and stopped at the side of the road. I was concerned for the safety of those in the neighbourhood”, says Cst Sheldon Herman.

The officer was able to keep an eye on the vehicle from a distance and minutes after the vehicle fled two females matching the descriptions of those who the officer saw in the vehicle were walking down the street, just a short distance away from where the un-occupied Mustang was found. 

The officer identified both females and it was confirmed that both were wanted on outstanding Canada wide warrants for Parole Violations. 

The 53-year-old female driver faces further charges of Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle. 

Both women remain in custody pending a court appearance.

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