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Woman takes BPD patrol car; in custody after chase
BEAUMONT - Beaumont Police are providing new details about how a woman managed to take a patrol car and ended up leading officers on a chase that ended when she crashed near the Minnie Rogers Juvenile Justice Center.
Watch Live at 5 and KFDM News for the latest information and reaction.
Police tell KFDM News officers responded to a disturbance call Friday afternoon in the 1100 block of Fulton Street. The disturbance was between a woman and her 21 year old daughter.
Investigators say the daughter tried to enter the officer's car through a cracked window.
The woman got inside and dragged a female patrol officer who was trying to stop her. The officer was dragged a short distance and received minor injuries. She wasn't taken to a hospital.
The suspect sped away in the patrol car at 1:56 p.m. with other police in pursuit down Highway 69. The woman wrecked the patrol car at 2:03 p.m. near the Minnie Rogers Juvenile Justice Center. She received minor injuries. Paramedics transported her to a hospital.
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