Red-light runner pardoned to get injured rugby player to hospital

by Jim Boyle


An Elk River officer stopped a vehicle shortly after noon on Sept. 9 for going through red lights at Highway 10 and Proctor Avenue and Highway 10 and Upland Avenue.

The officer discovered that the driver, a 52-year-old Frazee woman, was transporting an injured rugby player to the hospital.

An Elk River ambulance transported an injured athlete after police stopped a red-light runner.

The Elk River officer summoned an ambulance, and the player was transported by Elk River Ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids.