Plymouth woman accused of ramming police car during chase while she was high

CONSTANTINE, Mich. -- A Plymouth woman was arrested after ramming a police patrol car and another car during a chase around Constantine, Michigan, late Wednesday.

A Michigan State Police trooper attempted to pull over the 26-year-old for speeding on U.S. 12 near Vistula Road a couple miles west of White Pigeon. around 11 p.m. The woman refused to stop and sped off in her 2006 Ford Expedition at speeds of 75 to 85 mph on rural roads in St. Joseph County, Michigan, according to a state police press release.

The chase headed northeast, wound through a residential area in the village of Constantine and came to a stop southwest of Constantine near the intersection of U.S. 131 and Riverside Drive. The suspect rammed a Michigan State Police patrol car and hit a bystander's vehicle during the chase.

Police found undisclosed amounts of methamphetamine and marijuana in the Expedition after the chase. They believe she was driving while under the influence of drugs during the chase, the state police press release says.

Authorities will not release the woman's name until after she appears in court for arraignment. She is facing charges of felonious assault, fleeing and eluding police, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, operating while intoxicated, reckless driving, leaving the scene of a crash and resisting arrest.

The woman remained lodged in the St. Joseph County, Michigan, Jail on Thursday.

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