(Cedar Rapids, Iowa) A Waterloo woman is facing multiple charges after leading police on a high speed, chase, around 12:15pm today (Wednesday), from Cedar Rapids, east to Mechanicsville, where the car left the road and caught fire.
Cedar Rapids Police Spokesman Greg Buelow tells WHO Radio News it started when an officer tried to stop an eastbound speeder near Highway 30 and the I-380 exit. Police clocked the driver going 80-miles per hour. The driver failed to stop, and traveled east on Highway 30 through Lisbon, reaching speeds of 120-miles per hour in places.
Beulow says Mount Vernon Police were able to deploy stop sticks, which deflated one of the car's tires, but the driver kept going, until the vehicle left the highway on a curve near Mechanicsville.
The driver, then got out of the car and led police on a short foot chase. Officers arrested 37 year old Tonkeya Vaniece Jackson of Waterloo at about 12:30 this afternoon. Jackson has been taken to the Linn County Jail. Charges are pending.