Impaired driver crashes into police station

Inverness County District RCMP charge a woman following a collision into an RCMP Detachment.

At approximately 2:44 a.m. this morning, Inverness County District RCMP received a report of an impaired driver travelling on Hwy. 105 at a high rate of speed towards Waycobah.

RCMP officers learned that the driver had stolen a black Chevrolet Equinox and was heading towards the Waycobah RCMP Detachment.

An RCMP officer located the Equinox, which fled westbound on Reservation Rd. A traffic stop was attempted, but the driver refused to pull over.

The driver of the Equinox turned the vehicle around to face the police car. Then drove quickly past the police car, very close to the passenger side of it, causing the officer to take evasive action to avoid a collision. The driver then took off towards the Waycobah RCMP Detachment at a high rate of speed, crossing the detachment’s lawn and subsequently crashing into a Nissan Micra and then the detachment itself.

The driver and sole occupant of the Equinox was arrested and transported to the Port Hawkesbury RCMP Detachment where she refused to provide breath samples. She was later taken to hospital by EHS for medical assessment.

The exterior and interior of the Waycobah RCMP Detachment were damaged as a result of the collision; however, the detachment remains open. 

Trinity Bernard, 20, of Waycobah, has been charged with:

  • Flight from Peace Officer
  • Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance
  • Mischief (two counts)
  • Impaired Operation of a Conveyance
  • Refusal of a Demand

The investigation is ongoing.

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