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Speeding driver on Hwy. 69 almost hits OPP cruiser

Sudbury woman refused breath sample, arrested and charged
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A speeding vehicle on Highway 69 forced an Ontario Provincial Police officer to take evasive action to avoid a collision after being cut off on Oct. 25.

While patrolling Highway 69, north of Highway 637 in Servos Township, the officer noticed a vehicle in the rearview mirror quickly approaching, and travelling at a speed faster than the posted limit. The speed was confirmed by radar.

The vehicle then proceeded to pass the OPP officer and made a sudden lane change in front of the cruiser, causing the officer to take evasive action. The vehicle continued to speed, said police, passing other vehicles and driving erratically.

The officer pulled over the driver, and after speaking with her, concluded she had been drinking alcohol. She refused a request for a breath sample and was arrested.

The 47-year-old woman is charged with failure or refusal to comply with demand, speeding and failing to signal a lane change.

She was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on Dec. 9 in Sudbury. She was issued a 90-day licence suspension and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.