BREAKING NEWS: High-speed chase leads to arrest

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 28, 2008

An unidentified York woman is in custody after leading authorities on a high-speed chase spanning the western part of the state – from York to Mississippi, through Bellamy and finally to Demopolis – Monday afternoon.

The suspect, who police say gave a false name at the time of her arrest, reached speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour and struck four other cars and potentially injuring a bystander.

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Marengo County Sheriff’s deputy Don Lewis used a PITT maneuver to attempt to stop the suspect, who was driving a stolen 2007 Cadillac CTR.

The Cadillac went through a parking lot at Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital before winding through McDonald’s parking lot where it struck a Honda Accord pulling out of a parking space.

Demopolis Police eventually drove the car to a stop in the parking lot of Canal Heights Church of Christ. The woman appeared unharmed and was arrested and taken to the Sumter County Jail in Livingston.

See Tuesday’s edition of The Times for full coverage.