Kalamazoo woman arrested after chase with Indiana State Police

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. – A woman was arrested Monday evening after leading Indiana State Troopers on a chase along U.S. 20.

According to officials, just after 6 p.m. on Feb. 1, an off-duty Indiana State Trooper in an unmarked vehicle notified area troopers of a gray Ford Edge driving recklessly and speeding along U.S. 31 near the Marshall County and St. Joseph County line.

Shortly after, an on-duty trooper located the Ford as it exited U.S. 31 onto the U.S. 20 Bypass heading east.

The trooper attempted to make a traffic stop near U.S. 20 and Elm Road after observing the Ford make a number of traffic violations, reports said.

When the trooper turned on his emergency lights for the traffic stop, the Ford initially slowed down and pulled over, but abruptly sped up and pulled back into traffic.

The Ford continued traveling eastbound on U.S. 20 as troopers followed the vehicle with activated lights and sirens.

A waiting trooper deployed a tire deflation device and deflated the front two tires of the Ford near the intersection of U.S. 20 and C.R 23.

Despite the deflated tires, the Ford continued along U.S. 20, disregarding a red light at the intersection of U.S. 20 and S.R. 15, and turned north onto S.R. 15, where the Ford came to a controlled stop near S.R. 15 and C.R. 14.

The driver, 29-year-old Jaci Miller, was safely taken into custody and is being held at the St. Joseph County Jail for alleged charges of Resisting Law Enforcement and Reckless Driving, officials said.

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