A Danbury woman who nearly hit a police cruiser has been arrested for a number of offences. Danbury Police say an officer was on Lake Avenue late Friday night and a car veered into his lane. The woman, later Identified as Bianca Marie Cruz, then ran a red light. When she was pulled over, police could smell marijuana coming from the car.
The officer asked Cruz to step out of the vehicle, but she drove off, nearly dragging the officer away. Cruz crashed into a fence, damaged a resident's front lawn and tried hiding in the bushes.
A small amount of marijuana and a grinder were found in her vehicle.
Cruz was charged with running a red light, reckless driving, evading the scene of an accident, engaging in a police pursuit, possession of marijuana, possession of drugs less than 1,500 feet from a housing complex, possession of drug paraphernalia and interfering with police. She is being held on a $2,500 bond.