Sometimes, a picture really does say a thousand words. For proof, check out the look on Jennifer Winklebeck’s face (right) after her police chase last Thursday night.
The chase started in Beaverton, Oregon around 9 p.m. when a Washington County deputy saw a red Volkswagen driving erratically, reports Oregon news station KPTV.
The deputy turned on his lights and pursued Winklebeck, who pulled over shortly after the officer pursued her. But after stopping, Winklebeck sped off unexpectedly. The officer gave chase to Winklebeck, and alerted several other deputies.
After several miles of chasing, deputies laid down a spike strip. The strip punctured one of Winklebeck’s tires, but she wasn’t about to stop. In fact, she continued driving for over 27 miles before being stopped. By the time she was done driving, the tire that had been punctured was nothing more than ground-down remnants of a rim. Sparks were flying everywhere from her car and fluids were leaking all over the ground. Here's what her car looked like by the end of the chase:
Luckily, no one was hurt in the chase. Winklebeck was arrested and charged with attempting to elude, second-degree assault, reckless driving, reckless endangering, attempted assault of a police officer, and criminal mischief.
She is being held on a $40,000 bond.