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Car chase ends with minor injuries
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Car chase ends with minor injuries

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HILDEBRAN — A woman has been taken into custody after a Wednesday morning chase.

The chase started after a detective with the Burke County Sheriff’s Office stopped to assist a vehicle that was pulled over on the side of Cape Hickory Road with both doors open, said Sheriff Steve Whisenant.

As the detective approached the vehicle, the woman driving the vehicle took off, pulling out in front of another vehicle. Cars got between the detective and the suspicious vehicle while the detective was trying to catch up, Whisenant said.

The detective radioed the situation into dispatch and another deputy spotted the vehicle on 10th Street and attempted to stop it, he said.

The woman, who has not been identified, fled and traveled toward Hildebran where another deputy joined the chase as she turned onto U.S. 70 and headed toward Interstate 40, Whisenant said. The woman tried to pass a vehicle in the grass on the I-40 westbound ramp at Exit 119 but lost control and flipped the vehicle.

She was transported to the hospital by Burke County EMS for minor injuries.

Whisenant said charges in the matter are pending.

Chrissy Murphy is a staff writer and can be reached at cmurphy@morganton.com or at 828-432-8941. Follow @cmurphyMNH on Twitter.

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