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Woman Charged After OPP Cruiser Rammed

A Chatham-Kent woman is facing a list of charges after an OPP cruiser was repeatedly rammed by an alleged impaired driver.

The OPP say they were called around 8:30am Saturday about an erratic driver on Hwy. 401 in Elgin County. Witnesses told police that the driver failed to stop at the scene of a collision. Middlesex OPP officers tracked down the vehicle at a gas station in the area of Exeter Rd. and Wellington Rd. in London. As officers approached it to speak with the driver, the vehicle reversed, almost hitting an officer and crashing into a gas pump.

The driver took off, but a short time later, police found the vehicle in the parking lot of a commercial plaza on Wellington Rd. and Roxburgh Rd. According to police, the vehicle then repeatedly rammed a cruiser before the driver got out and ran away. Officers arrested a suspect a short distance from the scene.

No injuries were reported.

A 30-year-old Chatham-Kent woman is charged with:

  • Assault with a weapon
  • Two counts of dangerous driving
  • Driving while impaired
  • Failing to comply with conditions of an undertaking
  • Failing to comply with recognizance
  • Flight while pursued by a peace officer
  • Obstructing police
  • Possession of break-in instruments
  • Possession of property obtained by crime
  • Public mischief
  • Possession of a Schedule 1 substance.