A North Platte woman has been charged with numerous crimes after she allegedly ran from police.
At around 9:00 p.m., on May 31, an officer with the North Platte Police Department was on patrol and observed a silver Pontiac Grad Prix traveling northbound on Willow Street at approximately 80 mph.
The officer attempted to catch-up to the vehicle, which had turned off of Willow Street and was heading eastbound.
The vehicle then went south on Jeffers, and reportedly began weaving in and out of traffic, in what police believe was an attempt to evade them.
According to police, the vehicle was forced to slow down to around 58 mph because of the construction on the Interstate 80 overpass. After the vehicle cleared the construction zone, authorities say it continued to flee southbound on Highway 83, reaching estimated speeds of 90 to 100 mph.
Due to the danger created by the high speeds, the officer terminated the pursuit.
Then, at around 9:30 p.m., a deputy with the Frontier County Sheriff’s Office observed the vehicle speeding and conducted a traffic stop just south of the Lincoln County line.
The deputy made contact with the driver, 26-year-old Brandi Paz, who he believed to be under the influence. However, Paz refused to submit to a breath test.
The Frontier County Deputies were transporting Paz to the Lincoln County Detention Center when she allegedly damaged the rear window of their patrol car.
They eventually arrived at the LCDC, where Paz was booked on Lincoln County charges of willful reckless driving and operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest and Frontier County charges of felony criminal mischief, refusal to submit to a chemical/breath test, driving under the influence and two counts of assault on an officer.