Redstone Arsenal Gate 8 reopened following ‘incident’ involving speeding driver

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Redstone Arsenal Gate 8 11/23/15 (Photo: Alex Lynch/WHNT News 19)

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. – Redstone Arsenal Gate 8 is reopened after an incident at that location.

Arsenal authorities asked drivers to avoid the area around 3:50 p.m. Monday. Redstone officials said a disturbance at the on-post housing area led to a chase, resulting in a driver being stopped by the grab net system at Gate 8.

When Arsenal police arrived at the housing area, they found a woman fleeing the area at a high rate of speed. Police saw her run a traffic light, narrowly missing two other vehicles before hitting a police vehicle, according to officials.

When the driver reached Gate 8, the grab net system was deployed to stop her from leaving. She was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

WHNT News 19 is working to gather more information. We will update you when we learn more.