One of the candidates vying for a spot on Victoria city council who was wanted on a province-wide warrant has been arrested, VicPD say.
Riga Godron, 44, was arrested by Langley RCMP after she failed to appear in court on sworn charges, according to Victoria police in a news release Thursday.
VicPD allege that on July 1, Godron was driving a vehicle in the 300-block of Dallas Road that officers had to “leap out of the way of” after she refused to stop.
“The (driver) fled the scene and was boxed in by responding officers in the 600-block of Pandora Avenue, a short distance from where Canada Day celebrations were occurring,” according to police.
VicPD say Godron was pulled from the vehicle by officers and arrested.
She was later released and, following her latest arrest, faces charges of obstructing a police officer, flight from police and driving without due care and attention.
Police say the charges against Godron have not been proven in court, meaning she’s considered innocent until proven guilty.
Godron is currently one of more than 30 candidates in the running for a spot on Victoria city council and says one of her goals, if elected, is to increase VicPD’s budget.
In 2018, she unsuccessfully ran for council receiving 1,567 votes.