Vehicle fails to stop for police, driver charged

by Keith Corcoran

RCMP allege a speeding vehicle wouldn't pull-over for police in the eastern end of Lunenburg County and crashed off Highway 3, resulting in injuries to - and traffic tickets for - the driver.

"A collision analyst was called to examine the scene, necessitating a road closure for several hours," Cpl. Jennifer Clarke, a spokeswoman for the province's RCMP, told LighthouseNOW.

A 22-year-old East Chester woman faces charges Motor Vehicle Act charges of failing to wear a seatbelt, speeding, and driving while suspended or revoked.

A section of Highway 3 between Simms Settlement and East River was closed to traffic July 9 for about four hours.

"A RCMP officer in a marked police vehicle attempted to stop a speeding vehicle travelling east on Highway 3 in East River. The vehicle did not stop for police," Clarke said.

"The attempt to stop the vehicle was discontinued, due to safety concerns.

"While continuing to patrol the area, the police officer located the vehicle, which had gone off the road, and the female driver was injured." The driver was the sole occupant.

Paramedics were called to the scene to assess the woman. No other information about her condition was available.

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