After Chase, Police Arrest Woman Who Allegedly Tried to Run Down Haverhill Officer

(Jay Saulnier file photograph for WHAV News.)

A 53-year-old Chester, N.H., woman who allegedly tried to run down a Haverhill Police officer with her car yesterday afternoon, was ultimately arrested in Westford after a lengthy police pursuit.

Shortly after 4 p.m., Haverhill Police Officer James Keenan went to Evergreen Drive for a report of a person possibly smoking crack. When he approached the car, a woman later identified as Cindy Case, drove toward him, “almost striking him,” Haverhill Police Capt. Robert P. Pistone told WHAV News. Evergreen Drive is in the Bradford section of the city.

Case fled at above posted, but not high, speeds in her car, followed by Keenan, police said. After following Case down Willow Avenue to Kingsbury Avenue, Keenan ended his pursuit after crossing the Boxford town line. Police notified their Boxford counterparts. Later, North Andover Police began following Case until she reached I-495 when State Police took over.

Assisted by State Police Airwing, Case was spotted on I-495 north near Merrimac. Once in Salisbury near I-95, State Police said Case managed to avoid a “stop stick tire deflation device” and continued driving toward Amesbury.

Seabrook, N.H., Police also report encountering the driver. They allege the driver struck a Seabrook police cruiser while exiting an apartment parking lot.

Amesbury Police took over the pursuit until the driver re-entered I-495—this time traveling south. After taking the Westford exit, she was arrested by local police there. Case was charged with failure to stop, assault with a dangerous weapon (the car) and possession of a class B drug (believed to be crack cocaine), according to Westford Police Sgt. Marc Proia.

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