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16-Year-Old Girl Arrested After Dangerous Hit-And-Run Incidents In East Vancouver

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A 16-year-old teen girl was arrested for dangerous driving and an alleged hit-and-run by Vancouver police.

The incident took place early Saturday morning in East Vancouver and police responded after they heard reports of a hit-and-run involving a white van.

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The hit-and-run took place near East 12th Avenue and Victoria Drive around 3:20 a.m. Two people sustained minor injuries from the incident.


Police Pursuit

Witnesses say they saw first responders checking a vehicle that had been involved in an accident.

A few minutes later, officers in the Downtown Eastside spotted the same vehicle involved in the hit-and-run driving recklessly around the neighbourhood. The officers used lights and sirens to get the driver to pull over, but the suspect only sped up.

Officers chose not to pursue the driver because they didn’t want to jeopardize public safety.

Shortly after, officers found the van parked on East Hastings Street near Carall Street and arrested the teen.

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