Woman arrested after fleeing traffic stop

FAIRFIELD - A woman is in police custody after fleeing a traffic stop and endangering the safety of police officers Saturday night.

According to police, the woman was pulled over at a traffic stop on Mill Plain Road Saturday night. When police found drug paraphernalia in the car, she fled the scene leading officers in a high-speed chase.

Police say the woman crashed her car right next to the Kingsway Corners shopping plaza and continued to escape. When she accelerated toward officers they had no choice but to use their firearms.

"The operator of the vehicle drove at the officers,? said Deputy Chief Gary MacNamara. ?The officers shot at the vehicle as it was coming towards them."

Cops are continuing to investigate this incident. No one was hurt.

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