High speed pursuit on Hwy. 40


A Wallaceburg woman faces a slew of charges after four Chatham-Kent police cruisers were damaged in a high-speed pursuit last night.

Police say they received information about a suspicious vehicle in the Wallaceburg area Wednesday night and an officer spotted it heading south on Highway 40 just outside of Wallaceburg.

When the officer tried to pull the vehicle over, the driver sped away. Police say the female driver was driving erratically at high speeds and almost hit the police cruiser, as well as northbound vehicles.

Police wound up deploying a spike strip, but say the woman continued driving at high rates of speed on the rims.

Four police cruisers were damaged as the woman was stopped near Pioneer Line from entering Chatham.

No one was injured, and total damage is estimated at $5,000.

A 31-year-old Wallaceburg woman is charged with flight from police and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. She was additionally charged with failing to attend court, flight from police, driving while under suspension, careless driving and drug possession.


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