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Woman facing numerous charges after attempting to flee from Brockville police

Brockville Police cruiser. – Photo via Brockville Police

In the early hours of Tuesday, Feb. 13, at around 1:15 a.m., a Brockville police officer initiated a motor vehicle stop on a female driver operating a vehicle with Quebec plates.

Police say the vehicle was observed travelling in the wrong direction on the one-way section of William Street. During the pursuit, the officer noted additional behaviour raising concerns about the driver’s sobriety.

Upon attempting to halt the vehicle, the driver executed a U-turn and attempted to evade the area, police say in a media release. Despite multiple verbal commands from the officer to stop, the driver refused and proceeded to flee, disregarding stop signs and endangering public safety.

Additional officers were dispatched to the area to help locate the suspect. The vehicle was eventually found on Ormond Street and was surrounded by law enforcement. The driver, identified as a 38-year-old woman from Quebec, was uncooperative with police directives when asked to exit the vehicle. Eventually, officers managed to unlock the door and take her into custody.

Police said that throughout the apprehension, the driver continued to exhibit resistance, shouting, and using profanity.

Eventually, her vehicle was towed from the roadway, and she was detained pending a bail hearing, facing charges including fleeing from police, dangerous driving, resisting arrest, and various traffic violations such as driving in the wrong direction, disobeying stop signs, and driving without a license or insurance.

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