Woman charged after near high-speed collision with Richmond police cruiser

Woman charged after near high-speed collision with Richmond police cruiser



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RICHMOND — A Michigan woman was arrested last week after the police said she nearly collided head-on with a police cruiser on Kingstown Road last week.

The woman, Susan J. Anderson, of Niles, Mich., has been charged with driving under the influence with an unknown blood alcohol content, refusal to submit to a chemical test, reckless driving, and speeding. She was released on a summons to appear in Fourth Division District Court and before the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal in early October, according to judicial records.

Richmond police said the near miss occurred on Sept. 18 as Cpl. Dan Kelley was westbound on the highway near Hilldale Road. The police said Anderson was clocked at 68 mph in a 45 mph zone and crossed the center line, forcing the officer to steer off the side of the road.

The police said Kelley turned around and activated his lights, but Anderson continued at high speed, heading east in the westbound lane before turning abruptly onto Hillsdale Road and stopping abruptly in a driveway. She given a field sobriety test and then was taken into custody.

jvallee@thewesterlysun.com


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