Whitecourt RCMP arrest woman after police pursuit


May 5, 2020 at 9:20 am - Home, Local News
By Erika Chorostil

A woman from Red Deer is facing several charges after she fled from police during a traffic stop in Whitecourt last week.

Around 9:30 pm on May 1st, an Alberta sheriff pulled over an SUV with a lone occupant for speeding on Highway 43 near Whitecourt.

Whitecourt RCMP were assisting when the female driver was advised she was under arrest for impaired driving. She then sped off, prompting a short chase by RCMP through Whitecourt.

Police say at one point the SUV was running on all four rims after a spike belt was deployed to stop the vehicle near Highway 43.

The SUV was eventually stopped and the woman was arrested without further incident. Police seized in excess of 30 grams of cannabis from the vehicle.

31-year-old Ashlee Phillips of Red Deer faces six charges, including:
• 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

Phillips was released from custody after a judicial hearing and is set to appear in Whitecourt Provincial Court on July 14th.



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