The scene of a crash on Highway 1 Thursday night. (Photos by: Curtis Kreklau)

Surrey woman arrested after driving wrong way on Highway 1, Port Mann Bridge

Coquitlam RCMP apprehended the woman after a chase

SURREY — A 47-year-old Surrey woman has been arrested after driving the wrong way on Highway 1 Thursday night.

Surrey RCMP received the call about a 2014 grey Honda Civic travelling westbound in an eastbound lane around 7:45 p.m.

Soon after, there was a crash in the 16000-block of Highway 1, police say. A driver hit a concrete barrier, and then another vehicle after swerving to avoid a head-on collision with the woman going the wrong way.

There were two children in the vehicle hit by the one who swerved.

Luckily, no serious injuries were reported.

Surrey RCMP say the woman kept going the wrong way and crossed the Port Mann Bridge into Coquitlam, despite police following behind her.

Coquitlam RCMP say a police vehicle was later involved in a crash with the woman near the Brunette Interchange close to the New Westminster-Coquitlam border.

The crash was an intentional attempt to stop the woman on the police’s part, explained Sergeant Darren Pankratz of Coquitlam RCMP.

An officer decided that it would be the safest way to bring the incident to a “successful conclusion,” he noted.

The woman was in “emotional distress” at that point, Pankratz said.

Police say the woman has been released and charges are being considered.

Coquitlam RCMP’s traffic section is taking the lead on the investigation.

Traffic was snarled for several hours as a result of the mayhem.

 

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