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Belleville woman charged with impaired driving after reportedly fleeing scene of collision

Belleville Police Service

Police in Belleville have charged a 21-year-old woman with impaired after she allegedly fled the scene of a collision.

On Oct. 17 at about 7:30 p.m., officers were called to the area of Dundas Street East and Haig Road where two vehicles had collided and one had fled the scene, according to a news release from Belleville police. Officers attended and spoke to the driver of the vehicle that remained at the scene, as well as witnesses.

“As a result of the investigation, police located the other vehicle involved parked in a driveway,” says the release. The vehicle was damaged from the collision and the airbags had deployed.

Police allege that “the female driver was still in the vehicle attempting to hide from police.”

Officers continued their investigation and as a result, arrested the female driver for impaired driving. She was transported to the Belleville Police Service where further tests showed her blood alcohol concentration was above the legal limit.

As a result, 21-year-old Madison Wannamaker of Belleville was charged with impaired driving, over 80 and failing to remain at the scene of an accident. Charges have not been proven in court.

No injuries were sustained by either driver.

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