Burlington woman arrested after police chase, 3 police cars damaged

Halton police say a Burlington woman is facing charges after three of their cruisers were damaged during a wild police chase through the streets of Burlington and onto the QEW.

It started around 6 p.m. Saturday night when police say they received a report of an impaired driver in Burlington.

In a press release, police say they found the vehicle eastbound on Plains Road at Maple Avenue but the driver refused to stop.

Police say they began to pursue the vehicle east along Fairview Avenue, boxing it in on Guelph Line.

Officers attempted to “extract” the female driver but she accelerated and police were forced to let her go.  The car proceeded to get on the QEW.

Police say they continued to pursue the vehicle  “as there was extreme concern for public safety” based on the way the woman was driving, said the press release.

Police say three officers attempted “a rolling block” but the driver started to ram their cruisers and increase her speed and the pursuit was terminated.

According to the press release, police found an abandoned black Nissan on Syscon Road across from the Hilton Garden Inn.

Police say they were able to arrest the driver who had checked herself into the Inn.

Investigators say no officers were injured but three police cruisers were damaged.

They say 52-year-old Arlene Noel has been charged with flight from police, fail to remain and dangerous driving. She was held for a bail hearing.


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