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Aug 29, 2014 1:44 PM by Dave Fields

Texas woman arrested in La. for DWI allegedly clocks 128 mph in high-speed chase

Louisiana State Police say they've arrested a Texas woman for DWI after she reportedly led troopers on a  high-speed chase in which her speed allegedly exceeded 100 miles per hour.

At approximately 7:19 p.m., a trooper on patrol in Vernon Parish observed a 2005 Toyota speeding on LA Hwy 8. After verifying the speed on radar of a vehicle driven by Theresa Gail Spears, 47, the trooper attempted to stop Spears by activating his blue emergency lights and siren. Spears allegedly 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.

When Spears' vehicle reached US Hwy 171, troopers said Spears failed to stop at two separate red lights and failed to stop at several stop signs.

With the assistance of Leesville Police Department, the tires 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 Hwy 1213 in Leesville. After coming into contact with Spears, she advised the Trooper that she thought she was in Jasper, TX 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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