Ferndale — A Detroit woman whose license had been suspended 12 times was taken into custody Sunday night after she ran a red light and crashed into a police car and fled the scene, police said.
A Ferndale police officer was traveling in a patrol car traveling westbound on Eight Mile at Gardendale just after 11 p.m. when the woman driving a Buick Rendezvous ran a red light, according to Ferndale police.
That’s when her SUV struck the patrol car. She attempted to flee the scene, police said. The officer’s patrol could not pursue, but fellow officers found her nearby. Her vehicle was damaged and was leaving a trail of fluid.
She had 12 current suspensions of her driver’s license and several warrants for her arrest for traffic violations. She had also been convicted of driving with a suspended license. Police believe she was drunk, but she refused to take a breath test. She took a blood test to be analyzed for the presence of alcohol.
She faces charges of leaving the scene of an accident, driving on a suspended license, operating under the influence of alcohol and several outstanding warrants.