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Driver who left Abbotsford in a stolen car and got stuck on Hwy. 1 has been convicted

The incident took place in April 2022, starting with a woman driving recklessly through the city

A woman who became stuck in a construction zone on Highway 1 while in a stolen vehicle in April 2022 has been sentenced to a conditional discharge and one year of probation.

Leeanne Point, 28, was convicted May 3 in Abbotsford provincial court of one charge of dangerous driving and one charge of breaching her bail conditions.

The incident occurred on April 13, 2022. Police said at the time they received a call that a woman was trying to break into a vehicle in the 34600 block of Skyline Drive in Abbotsford.

Before officers arrived, she left in the car she arrived in.

Plainclothes officers located the vehicle a short distance away as it drove recklessly through Abbotsford. Officers continued to monitor the driver as she drove west on Highway 1.

Police say the driver pulled into a construction zone in the 23200 block of Highway 1 in Langley, but her car became stuck. The officers were then able to safely block the vehicle and arrest her.

They confirmed the driver was in a stolen vehicle, and Point was later charged.

According to provincial court records, Point has previous convictions for several counts of possession of stolen property, possession of stolen property over $5,000, and theft under $5,000, as well as mischief and burglary.

She also has several additional charges in the April and May 2021 courts in Surrey and Port Coquitlam for burglary and weapons offences.

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