A call to check on the welfare of a woman sleeping inside a running car in downtown High River on Saturday, May 19th, evening turned into a high speed crash.

Just after 7 p.m. RCMP responded to a 911 call, but once police contact was made, the female driver fled the area at a high rate of speed northbound on centre street.

The female lost control of the Honda CRV she was driving and crashed into a post on the final bend of centre street, she then fled the collision scene on foot before catching a ride back into the downtown area.

The vehicle was stolen, with a stolen licence plate and it contained stolen property.

Approximately one hour later, the female suspect was located and arrested in downtown High River following a brief foot chase.

A 22 year old Calgary female has been charged with: 4 counts of Possession of property obtained by crime, 5 counts of failing to comply with a condition of a recognizance, possession of methamphetamine, obstructing a police officer, fail to remain at the scene of an accident, operate an uninsured motor vehicle, and operate a motor vehicle without a licence.

She is scheduled to appear for a bail hearing on Tuesday May 22, 2018 in Turner Valley. 

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