FL woman leads Cook deputies on high-speed chase

FL woman leads Cook deputies on high-speed chase

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A woman called 911 in Cook County just before 4:00 this morning, saying that she was pregnant, and being chased by two men.

She pulled off the Interstate at the 49 Exit and into the parking lot of the BP station in Lenox, and met with Cook County deputies and emergency medical responders.

Officials discovered that she had been listed through the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) as "missing endangered" through the State of Florida. They saw it was apparent that she was suffering a mental crisis. She was being evaluated, when she bolted to her vehicle, locked the doors, and drove off at a dangerously high rate of speed.

Deputies followed at 100 miles per hour, north on Interstate 75, through Tift, Turner, Crisp, Dooly, and Houston Counties. In Peach County, law enforcement deployed stop sticks, which caused her vehicle to collide with a Cook County deputy's car, and that stopped her.

She was transported to Cook Medical Center for a mental health evaluation, and family members from Florida are enroute to Adel.

"I am very pleased to report that this outcome resulted in no injuries to the female, the emergency responders, or any innocent third parties," said Cook County Sheriff Doug Hanks. "I thank all of the agencies and personnel who assisted in the successful conclusion of this dangerous incident."

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