Police chase on Highway 417 leads to charges

NORTH GLENGARRY – An Alberta woman is facing a slew of charges after leading O.P.P. on a chase on Highway 417.

An SD&G O.P.P. officer tried to stop a vehicle that didn’t have its headlights on last night (Wednesday) when the driver refused to stop.

Police said their officers were able to “intercept” the vehicle without incident and arrested the woman driver, even though she was aggressive and resistant during her arrest.

A 51-year-old woman from Lethbridge, Alta. is charged with dangerous driving, flight from police, resisting a police officer, possession of a prohibited weapon (pepper spray), obstruction a police officer and theft.

Investigators later learned that the Highland Esso gas station on County Road 20 near Dunvegan had been the victim of a gasoline theft.

She was held for an appearance in a Cornwall court for a bail hearing.