N.B. woman facing impaired driving charge after SUV collides with RCMP vehicle

A damaged Royal Canadian Mounted Police vehicle is seen in Tracadie, N.B., in a June 29, 2022, handout photo. A 50-year-old New Brunswick woman is facing an impaired driving charge following a head-on collision with a fully marked RCMP vehicle in the village of Tracadie. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-RCMP

A 50-year-old New Brunswick woman is facing an impaired driving charge following a head-on collision with a fully marked RCMP vehicle in the village of Tracadie.

The Mounties say the collision occurred June 29 around 8:20 p.m. on Route 11 when an SUV was travelling the wrong way on an off-ramp.

The police vehicle sustained major damage, trapping the officer inside.

The driver of the SUV fled the scene but she was found in tall grass about 300 metres away.

The suspect was uninjured and the officer sustained minor injuries.

The accused is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 24, 2023.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 2, 2022.