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Woman arrested after high-speed chase in Woodbury

A St. Paul woman was arrested Aug. 10 after leading Woodbury police on a chase that exceeded 120 mph.

According to a Woodbury police report, an officer had cited and released a woman at about 5 p.m. for driving after revocation, no proof of insurance and no insurance outside Walmart on Hudson Road. The officer told the woman to leave the car there until a valid driver could drive it away.

Shortly after, the officer saw the woman drive past on Woodbury Drive in the same vehicle.

The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the Interstate 94 on-ramp. The driver slowed down on the shoulder, then sped off, reaching speeds of more than 120 mph, the report states.

The chase was terminated due to “extreme speeds and safety concerns,” according to the report.

Police caught up with the woman at her St. Paul home and arrested her on suspicion of fleeing police and taken to jail in Stillwater.

According to the report, the woman admitted to intentionally fleeing in the vehicle.

Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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