Elkhart woman drives over 100 MPH the wrong way on US20 and thanks officers afterward

ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. – Late on the night of July 28th Officer Larry Brooks was alerted to a driver going the wrong way on US 20 as they passed each other on an exit ramp. A high speed chase ensued with speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour.

Dawn Jones was driving a Toyota Camry with Indiana plates, waving at Officer Brooks through the sunroof as he caught up to her and turned on his lights and siren.

According to police, Jones swerved in and out of traffic and even used the center lane to pass vehicles.

Officer Brooks was ordered to stop the pursuit but to keep following Jones as they entered Goshen city limits, according to the affidavit.

Goshen Police became involved, turning on their lights and sirens to attempt to pull Jones over, though she refused to stop.

Eventually Jones was stopped in the 400 block of N. 9th St. and taken into custody.

According to police, after Jones was in detention at the Elkhart Police Department, she told them she was driving to a friend’s house for a picnic and thanked Officer Brooks for using his emergency lights and siren to clear traffic so she could get there faster.

Jones was charged with Resisting Law Enforcement and Reckless Driving, with bond set at $10,000.

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