SOUTHINGTON - A local woman arrested on domestic violence charges has been accused of following a vehicle, nearly crashing into another car, and then lying to police about it.
Cheryl Lindsay, 55, was charged this week with second-degree stalking, unsafe passing, reckless driving, misuse of a 911 call, second-degree falsely reporting an incident and second-degree providing a false statement.
According to police, Lindsay on Sept. 2 was driving on North Main Street when she saw another vehicle drive past her in the opposite direction. Police have not released any information about the person in the other vehicle, because of the state’s domestic violence laws.
Police allege Lindsay turned around and began following the other vehicle. While driving on Lazy Lane, police said, she crossed over the yellow center lines and passed the victim’s vehicle, nearly causing a head-on collision in the process.
Shortly thereafter, the victim pulled into the Southington Police Department to report the incident. Not long after that, Lindsay called police and said it was the victim who was following and harassing her, nearly causing a car crash. She provided two sworn statements that police said they were able to disprove using video surveillance footage from businesses in the area.
Lindsay, who is free on $10,000 bond, is scheduled to appear in Bristol Superior Court on Oct. 27.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.