24 F
Washington D.C.
Thursday, January 27, 2022

Stolen LTC bus runs reds, hits car, ends up in ditch: London police – London

Must Read

Police say an incident beginning with the theft of a city bus in London ended 45 minutes later in a ditch in Belmont, Ont., with damages totalling $300,000.

According to police, a woman got into a London Transit Commission bus parked inside the secure garage on Highbury Avenue North, just south of Brydges Street, at roughly 3:15 a.m. Saturday and tried to reverse it through the southern entrance door.

Read more:
London, Ont., dealership thankful sales rep alive following reckless theft

Police say she exited the damaged bus, got into a second bus in the same garage, and then drove that bus through a second door on the west side of the building.

The stolen bus got onto Highbury Avenue and ended up in the downtown core, where several police officers followed from a distance as the bus reportedly ran “several red lights without stopping,” hit a parked car on Adelaide Street, hit a fence on Simcoe Street, and then made its way out of the city, police say.

Story continues below advertisement

London police say the OPP were then notified.

Read more:
Joy ride in stolen Victoria Harbour ferry ends in arrest

Provincial police deployed a tire deflation device on Highbury Avenue near Wilton Grove Road, but London police say the bus kept on going south into Belmont where it finally drove off the road and stopped in a ditch at roughly 4:00 a.m. Saturday.

The driver of the vehicle was arrested by London police without incident, police said Monday.

A London woman, 45, is facing 10 counts, including two counts of theft of a motor vehicle, two counts of failure to stop after an accident, impaired operation exceeding blood alcohol concentration, and break and enter.

No injuries were reported.

Click to play video 'TransLink bus stolen and taken on Surrey joyride while driver takes a break'

TransLink bus stolen and taken on Surrey joyride while driver takes a break

TransLink bus stolen and taken on Surrey joyride while driver takes a break – Jan 2, 2020

© 2021 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.

- Advertisement -spot_img


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -spot_img

Latest News

U.K. to Scrap Day-Two Tests for Fully Vaccinated Travelers

U.K. prime minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that fully vaccinated travelers no longer will have to take any...
- Advertisement -spot_img

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -spot_img
Translate »