A woman from Bourne faces a slew of charges, including drunk driving, after colliding with two vehicles, one of which was a Bourne Fire Department SUV at the scene of a working fire.
Massachusetts State Police spokesman Lieutenant Thomas Ryan said the incident happened at 6:35 PM Sunday, December 1.
Lt. Ryan said that Susan J. Jenkins, 69, of Buzzards Bay, has been charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor, second offense; leaving the scene of a property damage crash; negligent operation of a motor vehicle; failure to stop for police; marked lanes violation; and resisting arrest.
The lieutenant said Ms. Jenkins was driving a 2012 Hyundai Elantra that collided with a fire department SUV parked at the scene of a house fire on Monument Neck Road. He said that Ms. Jenkins drove away from the scene, reportedly on one flat tire.
A police officer at the fire alerted a state trooper who was in the area about the crash, Lt. Ryan said. He said that a fire department official also gave chase in the damaged SUV. The official stopped his pursuit after the trooper passed the SUV, Lt. Ryan said.
The trooper pursued the Hyundai and saw the vehicle driving erratically along Shore Road, headed in the direction of the Bourne Bridge. At one point, Ms. Jenkins drifted into the oncoming traffic lane and sideswiped a black pickup truck that had pulled over to avoid her, the lieutenant said.
The trooper was finally able to stop Ms. Jenkins at the intersection of Shore Road and Back River Road, Lt. Ryan said. He said that by then the car had two flat tires. Ms. Jenkins was not cooperative with the trooper and refused to exit her vehicle, Lt. Ryan said. She had to be physically removed and placed under arrest, he said.
Lt. Ryan said that Ms. Jenkins was unable to make bail following her arrest and was held overnight at the Barnstable County Correctional Facility. She was arraigned in Falmouth District Court Monday, December 2. Court records show that she was released on personal recognizance and has a pretrial hearing scheduled for Tuesday, January 14.