A Lexington woman wrecked her vehicle on Lexington Road early Tuesday morning after police say she fled from a traffic stop on the Eastern Bypass.
A Richmond police officer attempted to stop a vehicle driven by Stephanie R. Hyndman, 24, near the northbound Interstate 75 on-ramp at 1:55 a.m., according to a news release from Chief Larry Brock. The officer suspected Hyndman was driving while intoxicated.
Hyndman’s vehicle entered the interstate but pulled over to the shoulder, the release stated.
“As the officer started to approach the vehicle, Hyndman sped away,” Brock said.
The officer pursued Hyndman, and she left the interstate at Exit 90, turning northbound on Lexington Road “at a high rate of speed,” the release stated.
The officer ended the pursuit near Keystone Drive because of the hazardous wet-road conditions, Brock said. After he stopped the pursuit, the officer reported he saw Hyndman lose control of her vehicle and crash into the Hartland Subdivision entrance sign at Michelle Drive.
Hyndman, who was not injured, fled on foot and tried to hide in a ditch before officers apprehended her, Brock said.
Hyndman was charged with first- and second-degree fleeing and evading police, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, reckless driving, speeding and disregarding a red light.
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