A woman is appearing in court Friday facing several charges after allegedly fleeing with a stolen car that ended up rolled over on the Pat Bay Highway.
Saanich police says Friday a woman entered the Crystal Pool in Victoria around 1:45 p.m. Thursday afternoon and said she had been stabbed.
The woman then left the building without waiting for emergency services and walked up Quadra Street into Saanich and allegedly broke into a house on Holmes Street, where a set of car keys were taken for the homeowner’s Honda CRV.
Police say the homeowner was home at the time and heard her vehicle being unlocked and saw the suspect inside, but was unable to stop her from driving away on Quadra Street after confronting her.
Saanich police officers responded to the 911 call and spotted the stolen CRV going northbound on the Pat Bay Highway and tried to stop the driver by the weigh scales.
Authorities say the woman refused to pull over and continued northbound, going through a red light at Sayward Road.
The officers decided it was not safe to continue pursuit and pulled over to the side of the road.
Central Saanich police then responded to a rollover crash in the 7200-block of Highway 17, just north of Island View Road, which turned out to be the stolen CRV.
According to Saanich police, the woman got out of the vehicle and flagged down a passing motorist and asked to be taken to Saanich Peninsula Hospital.
They say she did not go into the hospital, though, and instead walked off to flag down another driver not far away, but Central Saanich police found her running on Bourne Terrace and arrested the suspect.
Saanich police says the 29-year-old woman does not have a fixed address and was assessed for injuries at the hospital and released back into police custody, with minor injuries and no signs of a stab wound.
Charges the suspect face includes break and enter, theft, dangerous operation of a vehicle and fleeing police.