(THUNDER BAY, ON) – The day after child tax benefits were directly deposited into bank accounts across the nation, a woman was taken into custody following a morning collision.
The 43-year-old woman is suspected of being impaired while driving. UPDATE: Police have now confirmed the woman was charged with “operate a motor vehicle while impaired by drug”.
Reports say that the collision happened around 8:30 am this morning.
Police have the intersection of Balmoral and Central closed.
TBPS have deployed their traffic unit along with their aerial drone to push the investigation along.
Earlier; the woman was seen by police on James Street nearly striking a crossing guard near Redwood. Police attempted to pull over the woman but she sped off. The member of the Thunder Bay Police Service decided the pursuit would be a public safety concern and called off the chase.
The woman then collided with a white SUV at the intersection of Balmoral and Hewitson. Later, she collided with a blue car at the intersection of Central and Balmoral before crashing into the ditch in front of the TBPS station.
The 43-year-old woman from Thunder Bay is facing the following charges:
- impaired driving by drug
- dangerous driving
- flight from police
- failing to stop at the scene of an accident
She is expected to be in bail court Saturday morning.
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