Narcotics found in vehicle of driver with suspended license
📸 Webster Police Department photo
WEBSTER — Police report a Dudley woman with a suspended license was injured when she fled police at nearly 100 miles per hour before crashing in Connecticut with narcotics in the vehicle.
Kristen Wilson, 38, of 8 Chestnut Drive in Dudley, was taken to an area hospital after suffering injuries to both legs in a pre-dawn wreck on Interstate 395 on Saturday morning, according to a statement released by the Webster Police Department.
According to police, the crash was preceded by a high speed chase resulting from a local officer’s attempt to stop the vehicle upon identifying Wilson as having a suspended driver’s license. Officer Sean Ebbeling was monitoring traffic on Thompson Road just before 5 a.m. on March 28 when he noticed a gray Dodge Charger, police said. Ebbeling reported that as the vehicle turned onto Thompson Road, he recognized Wilson as the driver. The officer affirmed to have known Wilson had a suspended driver’s license and pulled out behind the vehicle before attempting “to pull it over using his emergency lights prior to it entering 395 southbound.”
The Dodge Charger did not stop for the officer, instead proceeding to 395 in an attempt to flee, police reported. A high speed pursuit commenced, reaching speeds “close to 100 miles per hour” before Ebbeling discontinued the pursuit when “Wilson continued on into Connecticut out of his sight.”
Citing Wilson’s speed and erratic operation, local authorities notified Connecticut State Police. It was soon after that Wilson crashed her vehicle, resulting in Ebbeling responding to the scene of the accident to provide aid.
“Officer Ebbeling departed Route 395 at Exit 100 and saw taillights flashing in the woods,” read the Webster Police Department’s statement. “As he approached, he quickly saw it was Wilson, and she had crashed her vehicle when exiting the highway. He immediately updated the South Worcester County Communication Center and tended to Wilson.”
Police said Ebbeling removed Wilson from the vehicle, pulling her away as the Dodge Charger was smoking. She would be transported to Harrington Hospital in Webster “for what appeared to be an injury to each leg.”
Law enforcement reported Ebbeling and and officer Robert Ela later went to the hospital and received what was believed to be small amounts of crack cocaine and heroin. The narcotics had been recovered by medical personnel upon Wilson’s arrival at the hospital, police said. Connecticut State Police also reportedly found approximately 20 different baggies containing what police believe to be crack cocaine and heroin.
Webster Police report they are charging Wilson with possessing a Class A substance with intent to distribute; possessing a Class B substance with intent to distribute (subsequent offense); operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license; failing to stop for police; negligent operation of a motor vehicle; speeding; and marked lanes violation. Local authorities noted law enforcement in Connecticut are also expected to pursue a complaint for the narcotics located in the vehicle.