Christine Dempsey, Hartford Courant
Seven Waterbury officers were injured Sunday when a wanted woman drove into their police cars before crashing in Monroe.
The officers were treated at Saint Mary’s Hospital and released, Lt. Ryan Bessette said Monday.
Hannah Casperson, 25, was placed under arrest and taken to St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport to be treated for injuries police said are not life-threatening.
According to police, shortly before 8:45 am. Sunday they received information that Casperson was in a Hummer at Rutledge and East Main streets. She was a suspect in “recent criminal activity,” police said; they did not elaborate.
When the officers went to talk to her, police said Casperson sped forward, striking a police car before leaving the area and then hitting another police cruiser at East Main and Brass Mill Drive.
In all, Bessette said, eight police vehicles were damaged.
She later lost control of the Hummer and struck a utility pole near Wheeler Road and Monroe Turnpike, or Route 111, in Monroe, said police, who placed her under arrest before she was taken to the hospital.
Casperson will be processed on “multiple outstanding warrants,” in addition to new charges, once she is discharged, police said.
The crashes are actively being investigated by various departments, police said.
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They planned to release more information later in the day Monday.