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Woman arrested after police chase through McLennan County ends in crash

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Posted at 7:10 PM, Jul 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-16 20:10:09-04

MCLENNAN COUNTY — A 23-year-old woman has been arrested after she evaded Hillsboro DPS troopers in a chase through McLennan County that ended in a crash.

According to the Hillsboro Department of Public Safety, around 2:19 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16, Hillsboro Police officers were attempting to apprehend a wanted person for an outstanding probation violation stemming from a Johnson County case. The suspect, a 23-year-old Cleburne woman, was observed driving her white 2016 Chrysler 300 four-door at the intersection of Vineyard and Pine Street in Hillsboro. Officers attempted to perform a traffic stop on the woman when she failed to yield.

The woman drove east on Corsicana Highway and south on I-35 toward McLennan County as officers pursued. Hillsboro DPS says officers requested assistance from Texas Department of Public Safety troopers as the chase entered McLennan County.

The woman exited the interstate and traveled south on the I-35 service road. Around 2:32 p.m., the Chrysler 300 was traveling at a high rate of speed on the service road when the car lost control and overturned. The car landed on its wheels in the main travel lanes of I-35 near southbound exit 342.

Hillsboro DPS says the driver exited the car and jumped the center barrier where she crossed the northbound lanes of I-35. The woman continued to run to the east service road where she finally gave up as a McLennan County Deputy confronted her.

Texas DPS troopers investigated the crash, and the woman was transported to Hillcrest Hospital to be medically cleared for incarceration.

Hillsboro DPS says the woman is in the custody of the Hillsboro Police Department where she will be booked into the Hill County Jail for felony evading with a vehicle and the outstanding Johnson County warrant.

Hillsboro DPS says the woman's identity is being held pending arraignment at the Hill County Jail tomorrow.