UPDATE: Woman in custody in connection with Tuesday morning high-speed chase


POSTED: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 9:39am

UPDATED: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 7:10pm

Emergency radio traffic: Speeds reached 110mph

A simple traffic stop turned into a high-speed chase for Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers and other local law enforcement agencies Tuesday morning.

Photo: Courtesy TxDot

The chase started shortly after 8:00 a.m. Tuesday morning in far-East El Paso County, along I-10 west and mile marker 45. Emergency radio traffic indicated that the female driver of a late-model SUV did not stop for DPS Troopers.

Troopers then called El Paso County Sheriff's Deputies for back up as the driver sped toward El Paso, however the speed of the chase led the driver into city limits, and deputies were called off.

Officials called for a spike strip at the interchange between I-10 and Loop375, however the driver sped by on the shoulder. The chase was then joined by El Paso Police units.

EPPD & DPS units continued to chase the SUV as it weaved through morning rush hour traffic, but were unable to close the distance. The SUV was last seen exiting I-10 at the Spaghetti Bowl, heading north on US54. 

Photo: KTSM

EPPD were dispatched to a call of an SUV down an arroyo that landed in the driveway at 4 Mina Perdida St, just off of Rim Road just after 10:00 a.m. Police on scene were able to confirm that the SUV belonged to the female driver they were searching for from the earlier high-speed chase, but she was nowhere to be found on the scene.

Police also confirmed to our crews on the scene that the car had Mississippi license plates, but did not belong to the suspected female driver. Authorities would not confirm whether the vehicle was stolen or not.
Shortly after the initial call of the car down the arroyo, a separate break-in call was made to 11 Mina Perdida, just five houses down from where the SUV had been discovered. A forced entry had been made into the home at that location. Authorities were unable to locate the woman inside of the home and cleared the scene around noon.

After 2:00 p.m. police scanner traffic indicated that a break-in had occurred back at the original home that had been burglarized. Police were able to locate the woman inside the home and took her into custody.

Charges are pending in this case, and we are working to confirm with Texas DPS, El Paso PD and other law enforcement agencies the identity of the woman involved.

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