Boone Co. pursuit ends in woman's arrest for DWI, drug possession
COLUMBIA - The Boone County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday it arrested a woman after she led deputies on a pursuit from North Columbia to southeast of Hallsville.
The sheriff's department said 35-year-old Lacey Ford, of Columbia, refused to stop Monday afternoon when a deputy attempted to pull her over for a license violation near the intersection of Highway 63 and Prathersville Road. The deputy chased Ford, witnessing several traffic violations. BCSD said the deputy also suspected Ford was intoxicated.
Authorities said Ford crashed her vehicle in a field near the intersection of Highway OO and Hecht Road. She exited the vehicle and began to run. Deputies said they caught her after a short foot pursuit and arrested her.
BCSD said Ford damaged property belonging to two different people when she crashed. Deputies later searched Ford's vehicle and found marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Ford also had two outstanding warrants for her arrest for failure to appear in court.
Deputies said Ford was arrested for driving while intoxicated, felony resisting arrest, leaving the scene of an accident, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, first degree property damage, second degree property damage, possession of a controlled substance, careless and imprudent driving and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.
Authorities said Ford was taken to a hospital to evaluate injuries sustained during the crash. No deputies were injured in the incident, according to BCSD.