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Dangerous pursuit ends with woman's arrest, BCSO says

KOB.com Web Staff
January 17, 2018 06:20 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Bernalillo County deputies say a woman driving a stolen vehicle crashed into cars and nearly ran over pedestrians during a pursuit.

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Deputies say it began when they spotted Melissa Owens on San Mateo in southeast Albuquerque driving a stolen Honda Civic. Air support was called in to follow her.

Deputies say Owens then started driving erratically on Central, heading up the wrong side of the road, running red lights and nearly crashing into other cars.

At that point, deputies say they began a pursuit which ended up in the Smith's parking lot at Yale and Coal. They say that's when Owens rammed a patrol car, struck several other cars in the parking lot and then nearly ran over a bystander.

Deputies say Owens then went the wrong way on Coal, crashing into a truck, injuring the driver and totaling the stolen civic.

After a brief foot chase, deputies say they were finally able to arrest Owens, who had three outstanding warrants for her arrest. She now faces numerous charges including aggravated assault and aggravated battery.

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