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UPDATE: Woman given three years in jail after August flight from police, crash

UPDATE: As of March 20, 2019, Gargan was sentenced to 42 months less time served of 5.5 months leaving three years still on her sentence. She was also given a lifetime firearms ban and a year-long licence suspension with an interlock program.

The woman accused of escaped police custody and causing a multi-vehicle crash in Grande Prairie is facing several charges. RCMP says the 27-year-old was pulled over and arrested on warrants on August 29th but managed to break free and jump back into her vehicle.

Police say she then led them on a chase through the city, driving dangerously into a residential area. As she headed north on 92 Street, her Jeep crashed into an SUV and a gravel truck waiting at the intersection of 92 Street and 100 Avenue.

The suspect tried to run off but was caught by police. RCMP says no one was injured in the crash and Katelyn Gargan of Grande Prairie has been charged with multiple offences.

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They include obstructing and assaulting a police officer, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and of property obtained by crime, as well as failing to comply with a demand and failing to remain at the scene of a collision. Gargan should be back in court on September 26th.

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