Teens charged after collision with police car
Two young teenagers are facing charges after nearly colliding head-on with a police car early Thursday morning.
Red Deer RCMP say police officers went to stop a vehicle for a traffic infraction at a roadside stop near 71st Street in Red Deer around 2:45 a.m. on Thursday.
Police say the driver of the vehicle did not respond to them and kept driving. At one point, the driver turned the car around and drove towards the police vehicle.
Three youth occupants who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act were arrested without incident.
The female driver of the vehicle is a 15-year-old Red Deer teenager.
She is charged with two counts of assaulting a police officer, two counts of assault with a weapon, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, flight from police and operating a vehicle without a valid driver’s licence.
The male passenger, a 14-year-old youth from Blackfalds, is charged with take motor vehicle without consent, and failing to stop for police.
The two police officers suffered minor injuries.
The investigation is continuing with the assistance of a RCMP collision analyst.