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Woman leads officers on a chase through Missoula and Ravalli counties

Missoula Police Department
Posted at 2:18 PM, Oct 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-23 18:43:32-04

MISSOULA — The Missoula County Sheriff's Office said Saturday that a woman led officers on a chase through Missoula and Ravalli counties.

Police stopped the woman for running a stop sign near the Ploy Mill area. After initially stopping, she drove away headed east toward Mullan Road, Sgt. Mike Hash told MTN News.

The chase continued near the El Mar Estates where she forced two vehicles off the road.

As she came closer to Missoula, she pulled over and stopped for police.

She then sped off again, entering city limits. There was a minor crash in the city, and she almost caused another crash on the south end of Reserve Street.

The Sheriff's Office said she was driving recklessly and avoided deputies' efforts to stop her with stop sticks, a method of deflating tires.

She proceeded south down Highway 93 toward Ravalli County, where the chase ended at mile marker 71 due to stop stick deployment.

The driver of the vehicle crashed around mile 70, Hash told MTN News.

The Sheriff's Office said the woman has refused to give her identification to law enforcement.

No injuries have been reported.

The car was not stolen, to deputies' knowledge, and no drugs or weapons were found in the vehicle, said Hash.

Hash asks that anyone who was nearly hit it run off the road during the chase to come forward to help in their investigation.

We will update you if we get more information.