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Waterloo woman arrested after chase spanning two counties

File photo of a Cedar Rapids police car. (CBS2/FOX28)

Charges are pending against a Waterloo woman after a high speed chase through two eastern Iowa counties Wednesday afternoon.

Cedar Rapids police say they tried to stop a Honda Civic heading eastbound on Highway 30 near ADM just west of the I-380 exit around 12:15 p.m. The driver, 57-year-old Tonkeya Jackson, continued on Highway 30 out of the city limits of Cedar Rapids, reaching speeds of about 120 miles per hour.

Mount Vernon police officers deployed stop sticks, which popped at least one tire on the Civic. However, Jackson continued eastbound on Highway 30 through Lisbon and Mechanicsville until she went off the roadway into a grassy area near some curves east of Mechanicsville. The crash caused the Civic to catch on fire, and Jackson fled on foot. She was caught by police after a short foot pursuit.

Jackson declined medical attention and was taken to the Linn County Jail for attempting to elude and numerous traffic charges.


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