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Driver flees from police, Kitchener woman now charged

The incident happened on Highway 7, west of Guelph, late Monday afternoon
OPP cruiser
Image from the OPP



(TOWNSHIP OF GUELPH/ERAMOSA, ON) - On Monday Sept 17, 2018 a Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer was monitoring traffic on Highway 7, west of Guelph.

At approximately 5:30 p.m. the officer observed a female operating a blue pickup with unauthorized plates and attempted to pull the vehicle over.

The driver initially pulled onto the shoulder of the road as if to stop but then rapidly accelerating away from the officer and fleeing through dense traffic.

Shortly after, police were notified of a vehicle that had entered the ditch that matched the description of fleeing vehicle. The driver was seen walking away from the stopped vehicle. 

Police attended and located the woman and arrested her. Further investigation revealed that her licence was suspended and the licence plate was reported as stolen.

34-year-old Shannon C. PAYETTE of Kitchener has been charged with Flight from Police, Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of Property obtained by Crime, Drive while Suspended and two-counts of Unauthorized use of a Plate.

She is scheduled to appear in Guelph Criminal Court on October 23, 2018. 


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