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Woman apprehended after police chase

Woman apprehended after police chase



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West Valley City police chased a woman through the Salt Lake valley this morning, finally tracking her down near 5600 South and I-15.

The chase ended with the woman, Leigh Ann Smith, being attacked by a police dog and having a Taser used on her.

It started with a West Valley City officer witnessing two cars driving 80 miles per hour down Redwood Road and ramming each other.

West Valley City police Sgt. John Pearce says the officer caught up and chased the suspect along I-80 and down I-15 into Murray. Police deployed spikes there.

Smith may have been drunk, and a gun was found inside her car.

A number of other police agencies helped end the chase and take the unruly woman into custody. This may have started with an assault and a stolen car.

E-mail: aadams@ksl.com

Andrew Adams

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