When a Toledo Police Officer tried to pull a car over for a traffic infraction early Thursday morning, the officer said the car’s female driver stepped on it and pulled away. The officer pursued the car up Sunset Drive, passing French Avenue but then saw the car straighten out the curve as Sunset bends sharply northeast. The car left the road, went over an embankment and was stopped below by thick brush and trees. The officer managed to help the woman get out. Arriving paramedics put the woman, who was said to be “semi-local,” onto a gurney and loaded her into an awaiting ambulance. Her injuries did not appear to be major.
When she’s discharged from the hospital in Newport she is expected to be arrested on charges of eluding an officer and possibly drunk driving. There is also a warrant for her arrest for violating probation in connection with drug related matters. Her name was not immediately released.