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Police: woman leads police on chase through Trent Woods

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Trent Woods - The Trent Woods Police Department arrests a woman who led them on 30-minute chase on Saturday.

Police say it all started around 9 p.m. when a homeowner called about a suspicious car parked in her driveway. When officers went to check it out, the driver, sped off. Officers followed the car through several Trent Woods neighbors, and into a cul-de-sac on Allen Road. Police say when it looked like officers had her blocked in, she turned the car around facing the officers head on. When an officer tried to get her to come out the car, she tried to drive away forcing the officer to fire four shots at  the car. However, the shots didn't stop her and she got past police and drove off again.

Caroline Norwood saw all the police cars pull into her driveway.

"I looked out the window and there was this white car that sped down the driveway.  Then the police tried to block her at the end of the driveway, so she sped through the front yard.Then a police man fired two shots into the car, and they all drove off,” said Norwood.

Police say they continued to pursue her though several neighbors. At one point they even laid down stop sticks to try and slow her down, but she kept on driving. Eventually she ended up driving into the Madison Avenue cul-de-sac, where she tried to turn around again. That is when she drove her car through someone's front yard and into a small ditch.

Helen Sellards lives on Madison Avenue where the police chase ended.

" It got louder and louder, so I looked out my window and there was about 10 to 12 cop cars whizzing by, " said Sellards.

Police identify the driver as 37-year-old Rose Burgess of Morehead City.

Burgess was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries caused by the crash.

Police believe Burgess was under the influence of some type of substance.

Burgess is charged with assault with deadly weapon. She is currently in the Craven County Jail under $200,000 bond.
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