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1/21/02 - East Texas

Woman Leads Police On Dangerous Chase

A woman was arrested after leading police on a high speed chase that spanned 3 East Texas counties this afternoon. Amazingly no one was hurt in the chase, that reached speeds up to 120 miles per hour. Troopers believe drugs are what motivated the 36-year-old Henderson woman to take them on the dangerous ride. They say it all started when the woman was caught speeding south of Chandler on 315. The chase then went all the way to Athens and then came back through the heart of downtown Tyler. Ultimately it ended two counties away in Rusk county. The chase ended in a crash on highway 64 east of Arp. DPS troopers say Nancy Hays tried to miss spikes in the road, but lost control and wrecked into a creek. Troopers didn't just find Hays in the red car, they also say they found a syringe in the car. There was one small crash on highway 64 attributed to the wrecklessness of Hays. But troopers felt everyone involved did a good job keeping the public safe. Hays was taken to a local hospital since troopers suspect illegal drugs were in her system. As soon as she is released from the hospital she will be be booked in the Rusk County Jail on felony evading charges, DWI and a parole warrant violation.
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