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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Woman Charged In Port Elgin Crash

Port Elgin | by Claire McCormack  

A 29 year old local woman is charged with dangerous driving & refusing to give a breath sample.

A 39 year old Port Elgin woman is charged with dangerous driving and refusing to give a breath sample.

Saugeen Shores police say at about 3 Tuesday afternoon (June 16) the woman was driving north on Goderich Street at high speed and slammed into the back of another vehicle near the intersection with Tomlinson Drive.

Police say that sent the vehicle that was hit, to spin into oncoming traffic.

According to police, the woman in the speeding vehicle continued to drive her heavily damaged car for almost 200 metres.

They also say she was trapped in it due to the extensive damage and Saugeen Shores Firefighters had to use the jaws of life to free her.

Once freed, the woman she was arrested. Officers say they formed the opinion that she had been drinking.  A roadside demand for a breath sample was made. They say the woman refused to take the test.

Police charged the woman with dangerous driving and refusing to give a breath sample. She was released with a court date and her licence is suspended for 90 days.

 

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