Careless driving charges laid against woman

Dave Johnson Photo - A Niagara Regional Police cruiser sits near where a car flipped on its side on Yager Rd. in Port Colborne.

Dave Johnson Photo – A Niagara Regional Police cruiser sits near where a car flipped on its side on Yager Rd. in Port Colborne.

A Port Colborne woman who crashed her car twice within an hour Sunday afternoon faces two counts of careless driving, said Niagara Regional Police.
Police spokesman Const. Phil Gavin said each charge comes with a $400 fine and $90 victim surcharge. If convicted, each charge also places six demerit points on a driver’s licence.
Const. Gavin said the name of the 25 year old driver won’t be released.
Sunday, police, Niagara EMS paramedics and Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services were first called to the area of Mellanby Ave. and Killaly St. West at 3:20 p.m. for the report of a single-vehicle crash.
Firefighters found a car in a ditch on the west side of Killaly St. West, just south of the fire hall.
The female driver was not injured in that incident, and her car was pulled from the ditch by a tow truck.
Roughly an hour later, all three services were called to Yager Rd. and Forkes Rd. East for the report of a rollover.
Once on scene, they found a car resting on the driver’s side part way into a field on the east side of Yager Rd., south of Forkes Rd.
Police and firefighters learned it was the same female driver from earlier in the day.
It was uncertain if she suffered any injuries in the crash, but paramedics transported her to Welland hospital as a precaution.

 

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