Woman steals police car, crashes it
Early this morning, Lethbridge Regional Police responded to a report of an altercation in Galt Gardens. Two men had been yelling each other and their argument escalated to physical violence. Officers intervened, separating the two.
While the officers were working with the two men, someone walking by the police car, which were parked along 3 Avenue South, got into the unlocked vehicle, which still had the keys in it, and drove away.
Police officers finally caught up with the culprit after she crashed the cruiser into a bus shelter along Scenic Drive South.
April Lepoisson, 23, of Picture Butte, has been charged with theft of a motor vehicle, impaired driving, breach of probation, and obstruction of justice. She is to appear in court on April 1st.