State Police: Woman drove 128 mph in pursuit near Leesville - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

State Police: Woman drove 128 mph in pursuit near Leesville

(Source: MGN Online) (Source: MGN Online)
LEESVILLE, LA (KPLC) - On Thursday, Louisiana State Police engaged in a high-speed pursuit on La. 8 that ended in Leesville.

Police said the driver being pursued, identified as 47-year-old Theresa Gail Spears, 47, of Lufkin, Texas, drove up to 128 miles per hour and is believed to have been driving under the influence of methamphetamine.

The chase began at about 7:19 p.m. on Thursday when a Trooper in Vernon Parish observed a 2005 Toyota speeding on La. 8.

"After verifying the speed on his radar, he (the Trooper) attempted to stop the vehicle by activating his blue emergency lights and siren," said M/T Daniel "Scott" Moreau with Louisiana State Police Troop E. "The driver refused to stop and attempted to elude the Trooper by passing vehicles on the shoulder at a speed up to 128 mph in a 45 mph zone."
The driver of the fleeing vehicle failed to stop at two red lights and several stop signs on US 171.

"With the assistance of Leesville Police Department, the tire on Spears' vehicle were successfully spiked. However, she continued to drive the Toyota for approximately two miles before stopping at a business located on La. 1213 in Leesville," said Moreau.

Upon making contact with Spears, Spears told state police that she was in Jasper, Texas, and "made other delusional comments."

Spears was arrested and charged with aggravated flight from a police officer, DWI and speeding (128/45). She was booked into the Vernon Parish Detention Center.

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