THUNDER BAY — A 39-year-old faces several charges after allegedly fleeing the scene of multiple collisions last week while driving impaired.
Thunder Bay police said there were two collisions reported on the morning of July 21, prior to the vehicle fleeing the scene before being spotted across the city.
Police said the first incident happened on Arthur Street East, when the suspect vehicle collided with another one stopped at the red light. The suspect vehicle then drove through a red light.
The second collision happened at the intersection of Arthur and Waterloo streets, when the vehicle failed to complete a right turn.
The vehicle was subsequently seen driving erratically, including when it stopped at a green light at Waterloo Street South and Victoria Avenue East.
An officer then spotted the vehicle in the area of Red River Road and Highway 11/17, where it fled an attempted traffic stop and drove into the County Fair Plaza parking lot.
Police arrested the suspect at her home, where she was seen getting out of the heavily damaged vehicle. The suspect showed signs of being impaired, police added.
The accused is charged with dangerous operation of a vehicle, impaired driving, failure or refusal to comply with a demand, two counts of failing to stop after an accident, and flight from a peace officer.
She has been released on conditions and has a future court date scheduled.