One Person Arrested After Police Chase in Sikeston

A police pursuit Monday evening led to the arrest of a local woman. Police say around 7 p.m. Monday officers were riding together when they observed a black Chevrolet Suburban with no registration traveling south on Pine Street. The officers turned around to get behind the vehicle which turned into a parking spot at the Virginia Pine apartments. As the officers circled the block the vehicle headed left and was located again going west on Helen Street, approaching South Main Street. The officers were able to catch up with the vehicle at the stop light at Helen and South Main and when the vehicle turned south they activated their emergency lights and the vehicle accelerated and took off swerving in and out of traffic. The vehicle ran a red light at Brunt and South Main as police had to slow down in the intersection and the vehicles continued. The vehicle then turned west onto Highway 60 and police were able to catch up to the vehicle that was speeding at around 103 miles per hour. When the vehicle got about a mile past FF Highway, it pulled to the shoulder of the road and officers were able to take the driver, Tiffany Oakes, into custody. Oakes was driving while suspended and was found to have a marijuana pipe in the vehicle. She stated she got scared because she did not have a driver’s license. Two other people in the vehicle were released from the scene The vehicle was then towed. There were no incidents in the pursuit.

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