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11/17/2012

Woman leads deputies on multi-county chase

For more than 40 miles, a southern Indiana woman took multiple police agencies on a high speed chase throughout four counties. It lasted for more than hour before she crashed into deputy's car.

Just after 2 a.m. on Friday morning, the Scott County Sheriff's Office became aware, a police pursuit that started in New Albany was about to be in their jurisdiction.

Deputy Joe Johnson and Deputy James Shelton positioned themselves near mile marker 26 on I-65 and waited for the red Toyota Camry that was fleeing law enforcement.

Behind the wheel, deputies would later find out was Samantha McBride, 32.

Deputy Johnson was able to successfully deploy his stop sticks blowing out three tires.

The vehicle continued for about another ten miles after the tires were blown out on the rims.

She made her way to Jackson County and more law enforcement got involved. "The Jackson County Sheriff's Department deputies showed up on the interstate tried to slow down the pursuit and was actually rammed several times by the suspect,"

When the vehicle came to a stop, Scott and Jackson County deputies approached the vehicle and the suspect was laying down on the seat and refused to show her hands. Deputy Johnson fired his taser.

"The suspect started to comply at that point and then resisted again. At that point a Jackson County deputy deployed his taser."

McBride was brought to the Floyd County Jail where she faces numerous charges in multiple counties.

At this time, there's still no clear reason what led to this. No one was hurt.

 
 
 
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