FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas -– A woman led authorities on a chase from Waller County into Fort Bend County late Tuesday, where she became stuck in traffic and rammed other drivers, troopers said.
A trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety said it was around 9 p.m. when he attempted to pull over a Dodge Magnum that was speeding on Interstate 10 in Brookshire. The driver allegedly refused to pull over and led troopers through the City of Katy, going over 100 miles per hour and running red lights.
The woman, with four passengers in her car, then went southbound on Grand Parkway. When she ran into traffic at Westpark, the woman allegedly started hitting other vehicles to try and get around them.
A state trooper got directly behind the driver and shot out the vehicle’s rear tire. When the woman heard the gunshot, she gave up and was taken into custody without further incident, authorities said.
There were no reports of any injuries.
Everyone in the car was taken into custody because troopers said all four passengers had drug paraphernalia on them. There was no early word on if the passengers would actually face any charges.
Troopers said the driver, 21-year-old Sarah Brandt, was recently arrested in Austin for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and the vehicle used in Tuesday night’s chase may have been stolen. At the very least, Brandt will face a charge of felony evading.
The entire chase lasted about 15 or 20 minutes, troopers said.