In the morning hours of Mar. 16 Greene County Sheriff’s Deputies attempted to stop a woman driving in the area of Kansas Expressway and James River Freeway in Springfield after observing the driver make several lane violations.
The driver was suspected of possibly driving while intoxicated.
The woman failed to stop and led Deputies on a pursuit through Southwest Springfield. The pursuit was later discontinued by the officers due to several safety factors for both the officers and the suspect.
The driver eluded authorities until the Republic Police Department located the suspect vehicle entering their east city limits.
Officers also pursued the suspect into Christian County where Billings Police Department also attempted to stop the suspected impaired driver and continued the pursuit and terminated their efforts at their west city limits.
The suspect was identified as a 21-year-old white female from Springfield, Mo. with further identification pending with charges.
The suspect’s vehicle re-entered Greene County traveling Eastbound on US Hwy 60 where Deputies attempted to initiate another traffic stop but the driver fled again and was not pursued due to safety concerns from dangerous road conditions and inclement weather.
Officers report that there was little to no traffic on the roadways during both of these incidents but weather conditions were an issue.
Springfield Police Department later located the vehicle which was unoccupied.
Deputies located the suspect soon after where she was arrested and transported to the Greene County Jail.
Several charges are pending and have been submitted to the Greene County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
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