Woman facing multiple charges in wake of incident

A woman faces multiple charges after a crash, a hit-and-run, another crash and a pursuit in Dunedin on Tuesday night.

The action began about 10.05pm, a police spokeswoman said, when police went to the Octagon after a minor collision involving two cars.

One of the drivers got out of their vehicle to inspect the damage and while standing in front of the other vehicle, they were hit by the car and knocked off their feet.

A St John spokesman said a woman was treated at the scene.

The offending driver then allegedly fled down Princes St before running a red light at the intersection of Gordon and Crawford Sts and hitting another vehicle with a person in it.

St John was called to that crash, but not required to treat anyone.

The woman then drove away from that scene and on to State Highway 1 towards Mosgiel, the police spokeswoman said.

Police responded and attempted to pull over the fleeing driver but she did not

A brief pursuit ensued before she pulled over.

The 36-year-old woman was arrested and charged with failing to stop, two charges of failing to ascertain injury, driving a motor vehicle in a dangerous manner, operating a motor vehicle recklessly and drink-driving.

She is due to appear in the Dunedin District Court next Tuesday.

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