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High speed chase leads to car rolling from central El Paso hillside

By: Crystal Price
EL PASO, Texas - A woman was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon and police are investigating whether or not she is the driver at the center of a bizarre crime spree.

Authorities are still investigating what started as a high speed chase in east El Paso and led to a car rolling on its side down a hill in central El Paso.

Authorities said it all started about 8:20 a.m. on Tuesday when they tried to stop a black SUV that was allegedly going more than 110 miles per hour on Interstate 10 near Fabens.

When the vehicle refused to stop, it led the Department of Public Safety, El Paso County sheriffs, El Paso police and U.S. Border Patrol agents on a high-speed chase throughout East El Paso.

The SUV was last seen heading north on U.S. 54.

Shortly after the chase, authorities received a call about a burglary on Mina Perdida Street in central El Paso.

At a separate home on the same street, a homeowner was inside her house when she saw a car falling from the hill into her driveway.

The car was a black SUV that matched the description of the vehicle in the high-speed chase.

However, the driver of the SUV was nowhere to be found.

The crash damaged the side of her van and a rock wall in her driveway.

However, no one was hurt.

The homeowner, who wishes to remain anonymous, said her first concern was whether or not someone was in the car.

"I was in the downstairs bathroom when I heard a tremendous noise and of course I looked out the window, and saw the truck careening down from the top of the mountain and I couldn't believe my eyes," said the homeowner. "I just started screaming'No, no, no!' and ran out. I wasn't scared, I was just worried that someone was in the truck. But that turned out to be no concern, they weren't there."

Shortly after the car fell from the top of the hill, authorities searched the Sonoma Peak apartments on Brown Street where the suspect might have been hiding.

Then later in the afternoon, police officials told KFOX14 they arrested a woman who they believed was involved in the chase.

If you have any information on the suspect or what happened, call El Paso police at 915-832-4400.



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