Nanaimo RCMP are looking for iPhone or DashCam video following a bizarre incident stretching from the northend to Westwood Lake.
A woman was taken into custody after numerous incidents were reported to police.
The series of incidents was
at approximately 5 pm on Saturday, near the intersection of Aulds Road and the Parkway. A man and his wife, age 66, were driving southbound on the Parkway when a grey sedan slowed in front of them, coming to a stop in the slow lane. A female driver came to
their vehicle and without provocation began punching the victim in the head multiple times. One victim suffered numerous cuts and bruises to her hands and head from attempting to protect herself. The incident was witnessed by several passing motorists
who may have dashCam footage.
The suspect got back into her vehicle and continued driving southbound. Several minutes later, a 911 call reported that a pedestrian had almost been struck by a vehicle in front of the Jingle Pot Pub, located
at the intersection of Calder Road and Jingle Port Road. From information provided by the witness, the driver and vehicle matched the description from the earlier road rage. The witness told police, the vehicle was seen driving into oncoming traffic, then
on to the curb and driving directly at the pedestrian. The pedestrian was not struck. Although three of the tires were flattened from hitting the curb, the suspect driver continued on.
The next set of calls came from people at the public beach
at Westwood Lake, of a female acting erratically. Numerous police officers attended and located the female sitting in the life guard tower. Officers attempted to engage the female in conversation in an effort to de-escalate the situation, however it appeared
the female may have been under the influence of unknown substance or was experiencing a medical crisis. At one point, the female sprayed a liquid substance on an officer and yelled that it was harmful to them. No ill effects were caused by the fluid,
believed to be water. The female managed to avoid the officers but was located a short distance away, then taken into police custody.
The female, age 37, was arrested on a variety of Criminal Code offences which included Assault, Assault Police
Officer, Dangerous Driving, Impaired Driving and Refusal to comply with a Drug Recognition Expert test. When deemed sober the female was released from custody that same night on an Undertaking. She is scheduled to make her first appearance
in Nanaimo Provincial court on Tuesday November 10, 2020.
“As these occurrences played out over an extended period of time, on heavily travelled roadways and at a public beach, investigators are asking for anyone with iPhone or dash cam video,
to contact the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 and quote file # 2020-27874", said Constable Gary O'Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP.