Woman arrested on impaired charges in Burlington Saturday

Three police cruisers were damaged following a pursuit of a suspected impaired driver in Burlington Saturday evening.

Halton Regional Police confirm they received a report of an intoxicated woman who was seen getting into a vehicle in Burlington and driving away at around 5:45 p.m.

Officers later located the vehicle eastbound on Plains Road and Maple Avenue.

When an officer tried to stop the vehicle, police allege that the driver refused to pull over. A pursuit initiated, continuing on Fairview Street and then turning north onto Guelph Line. At one point, police thought they had the suspect vehicle boxed in, but while attempting to get her out of the vehicle, the driver accelerated away and headed eastbound on the QEW.

When police pursued the woman and attempted a rolling block, investigators allege the woman began ramming the cruisers and increased her speed.

Police then terminated the pursuit and the vehicle was later located abandoned on Syscon Road, across from the Hilton Garden Inn.

According to police the woman,  had checked into the hotel and was subsequently taken into custody around 7:45 p.m.

No officers were injured in the chase.

The suspect,  identified as Arlene Noel, a 52-year-old Burlington resident, has been charged with flight from police, failing to remain at the scene of a collision, and dangerous driving.


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