Whitecourt, Alberta – On May 1, 2020 at approximately 9:30 p.m., a SUV with a lone occupant was stopped for speeding by an Alberta Sheriff on Highway 43.
Whitecourt RCMP were assisting when the female driver sped off from the traffic stop during an impaired driving investigation. The female had been advised she was under arrest before she fled from police.
A short pursuit was initiated and the vehicle was at one-point running on all four rims as a result of a successful deployment of a tire deflation device near Highway 43. The SUV eventually stopped and the female driver was arrested without incident. Police seized in excess of 30 grams of cannabis from inside the vehicle.
Ashlee Phillips (31) of Red Deer, Alta., was charged with:
• Fail/refuse to comply with an ASD demand
• Assault police officer
• Flight from police
• Dangerous driving
• Obstruction of a peace officer
• Unlawful possession of cannabis in excess of 30 grams
She was released from custody after a judicial hearing and is set to appear in Whitecourt Provincial Court on July 14, 2020.
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