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West Springfield Woman Faces Multiple Charges after Making Illegal U Turn

kostopulos kristineHOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) — A West Springfield woman has been arrested on multiple charges after she allegedly made an illegal “U” turn on Pine Street Wednesday and ended up injuring a person.

According to the Holyoke Police Department 41-year-old, Kristine Kostopulos is facing charges including leaving the scene of personal injury, leave the scene of property damage (2 counts), operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, operating to endanger/negligently, fail to stop for the police, wrong way on a one way, U turn.

On Wednesday at about 5:30 p.m. Narcotic Sgt. Detective Daniel Reardon observed a black Mercedes perform an illegal “U” turn on Pine Street by Dwight Street.  He then ordered the operator, later identified as Kristine Kostopulos, to stop the car and pullover.

But police say she failed to comply and accelerated the vehicle, drove up onto the sidewalk and traveled at a high rate of speed estimated at 75 mph the wrong way on a one way street.

That’s when several residents on Lyman Street helped Sgt. Reardon by pointing him to where the vehicle had gone.

“While Kostopulos had been operating on Lyman she had struck 2 vehicles and at least one person suffered a non-life threatening injury due to the collision Kostopulos had caused,” explains Holyoke Police Lt. Matthew Moriarty.

“Kostopulos made her way to Bel Air Motel in West Springfield where she was apprehended by Holyoke Narcotic Detectives Jared Hamel, Brian Duke and West Springfield Officer Wise,” adds Lt. Moriarty.

A passenger of the Mercedes, Nicole Ann Seymour was also placed under arrest by the West Springfield Police for an outstanding warrant.

 

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