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Woman Steals Patrol Car, Rams Deputies' Cars

Posted: Nov 11, 2013 2:28 PM by The Associated Press

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NEW MADRID (AP) - Charges are expected soon against a woman accused of stealing a Missouri State Highway Patrol car and ramming it into two sheriff's department cars.

The Sikeston Standard Democrat reports that New Madrid County officers were called Nov. 5 to a truck stop on a report that a woman was acting strangely. Officers determined the 24-year-old woman did nothing wrong.

A short time later, officers found the same woman in a vehicle parked on an overpass. She was handcuffed and placed in a Highway Patrol car.

Sheriff Terry Stevens says the woman got out of the handcuffs and stole the patrol car. She rammed a deputy's car as she drove away and another during the chase. The pursuit ended when the patrol car became stuck in a field.

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