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Saturday, Sep 15 2012 07:14 PM

Woman leads cops on high speed chase

By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

A woman led Bakersfield Police on a high speed chase throughout town Saturday afternoon after she threatened to shoot people in Mill Creek Park.

The suspect's name was not released.

Officers responded to the park about 3 p.m. and found the woman in her car. She ignored commands to get out of the car and sped away careening through northeast, centra, northwest and southwest Bakersfield.

Speeds reached 100 mile per hour on Highway 178 and the woman drove around several "stop sticks" placed in her path in an attempt to disable the car. She ultimately drove onto the lawn of a home in the 4200 block of Kaytlain Avenue and fled on foot.

A police dog was deployed and the suspect was bitten on the lower left leg before being taken into custody. She was taken to a local hospital, according to the police press release.

No firearm was found in her car.

She was charged with felony evading and DUI for stimulants.

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