Medicine Hat News

Car crashes into Taylor home, female suspect arrested after fleeing on foot


A vehicle crashed into a private home on Taylor Road on Monday night.

A 9 p.m. 911 call came to police from a resident in the 700 block, who reported that a vehicle had just crashed into their house. The female driver had fled the scene on foot.

Medicine Hat Police Service contained the area and a K9 unit was called to assist in locating the driver. Police were then notified by another area resident that a female was found hiding in their garage.

An impaired driving investigat­ion and the K9 track helped to confirm the identity of the driver. A 37-year-old female is facing several charges including failing to remain at the scene of an accident, as well as impaired and dangerous driving.

Damage to the vehicle and residence is estimated to be more than $50,000. There were no serious injuries sustained as a result of the collision.

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