Amherstburg fugitive arrested by Toronto police

Police allege that Grace Elaine Pearson of Amherstburg, Ont., was driving the wrong way on a Detroit highway, killing a 42-year-old man.

A 58-year-old woman wanted in Michigan has been arrested in Amherstburg, Ont.

The Toronto Police fugitive squad was involved in the arrest, along with U.S. Marshals, Michigan State Police, and the Canada Border Services Agency.

Grace Elaine Pearson, a Canadian citizen, is wanted on charges of second degree murder, driving while intoxicated causing death, and motor vehicle manslaughter.

It's alleged she was behind the wheel of a car going the wrong way on a Detroit highway last November.

Police said two vehicles collided, killing a 42-year-old man.

Pearson is being held at the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre in London, Ont., awaiting extradition. She will attend a Superior court in Toronto for the proceeding.

Inspector Randy Smith, from the Toronto fugitive squad, said originally Pearson was believed to be in the Greater Toronto Area. The police investigation revealed Pearson was actually in Amherstburg, so his squad carried out the arrest.

The Toronto Police force has the only fugitive squad in the province and Smith said his unit has close partnerships with U.S. authorities. The unit works with American authorities to bring fugitives hiding in Canada to justice in the States.