Driver Flees from Police, Crashes Through Fence: Cops - NBC Connecticut

Driver Flees from Police, Crashes Through Fence: Cops



    Police in Bloomfield pursued a suspect that ended up crashing her car through a fence and into a residents yard. (Published Thursday, May 29, 2014)

    A woman who police tried to stop for an equipment violation in Bloomfield on Thursday morning is in more trouble after running from police, crashing into a fence and driving an unregistered vehicle on a suspended license, according to police.

    A Bloomfield police officer tried to stop Keriann Powell, 33, of Bloomfield, on Woodland Avenue Thursday morning, but she refused to stop, police said.

    Powell sped off, driving more than 85 miles per hour on a residential street, lost control and crashed into a fence at 123 Woodland Avenue, police said. It was just steps away from a house where five children were home.

    After the crash, Powell tried to run, but did not get far before police apprehended her.   

    When police learned who the driver was, they realized that there are active arrest warrants for her out of several towns.

    There is a warrant out of Bloomfield, charging her with larceny in the sixth degree, conspiracy to commit larceny in the sixth degree. Another is out of Manchester, charging her with fifth-degree larceny. Another is out of Trumbull, charging her with failure to appear on a sixth-degree larceny charge.

    Powell has also been charged with failure to display registration plate, failure to bring vehicle to stop when signaled, operating an unregistered vehicle, operation while license is suspended, reckless driving and evading responsibility.

    An ambulance crew responded to the scene to treat Powell, who had some minor cuts and complained of joint pain because of the crash.

    She was then transported to St. Francis Hospital and has been released.

    The vehicle sustained heavy damage, but no one was badly hurt.

    Neighbors said cars have driven into yards in the area before and something should be done before it happens again.

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