Bloody-Faced Woman Arrested After Taking LAPD on High-Speed Chase

At least one LAPD officer was taken to the hospital.

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A Los Angeles woman took police on a high-speed chase that left her face covered in blood.

The Los Angeles Times reports the pursuit began around 4:50 a.m. Friday after the suspect struck an LAPD patrol car. From there, the woman took to the 405 Freeway, where she led police through Santa Monica and Brentwood.

Helicopter footage from KTLA-TV showed the suspect turn her van around and drive head-on toward police in the middle of an intersection. After striking a police car, the woman took off in the wrong direction and hit several vehicles before crashing into another car near the Wilshire Boulevard onramp.

The accident left at least one vehicle badly damaged, police said. At least one LAPD officer was taken to a hospital for their injuries, according to a Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson.

LAPD NEWS: Pacific Pursuit
4:22 a.m., Pacific Ofrs responded to a radio call of a woman causing a disturbance at 4th/Rose. Female used her car and backed into officers. At 4:49 a.m., Ofrs in pursuit of ADW on PO. Officers transported in stable condition.

— LAPD PIO (@LAPDPIO) May 17, 2024
Twitter: @LAPDPIO

This is the pursuit suspect who for 45 minutes lead LAPD in a pursuit, slamming her van into patrol cars multiple times, causing at least one officer to crash and then crashing head on into innocent drivers on the 405 freeway. @foxla

— Gigi Graciette (@GigiGraciette) May 17, 2024
Twitter: @GigiGraciette

“This is nuts. She’s chasing a black and white. She’s got a couple of other cars behind her. … Look at this. This is just craziness,” Sky5 reporter Mike Case said while following the chase.

The suspect was taken into custody with a bloodied face. The identity of the suspect has not been released yet, but the van she was driving had license plates from Missouri.

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