Published: Sat, September 09, 2017
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Woman escapes her handcuffs, steals police auto and leads high-speed chase

Woman escapes her handcuffs, steals police auto and leads high-speed chase

Again, this story ends with her remaining very much alive. While the two officers searched her belongings, KTRE-TV reported, Sponsler escaped out of one of the handcuffs and crawled through the sliding partition. Officers say Sponsler also narrowly avoided officers and vehicles as she reached speeds up to 100mph.

The police officers galloped over to the vehicle as it remained stationed in the grass. The footage is nuts.

The two-minute video, taken from body and dash cameras, shows Sponsler being handcuffed by several police officers.

However, she managed to wriggle out of her cuffs, and into the driver's seat.

Toscha Sponsler, 33, of Pollok, lead Lufkin Police Department officers on a 23 minute pursuit before the chase ended.

"Sponsler led units down Loop 287 to 69 south, almost colliding head-on with two Lufkin officers, Constable Chad Wilson and numerous motorists", Lufkin Police Department Media Specialist Pebsworth stated in a Saturday press release.

Police said Sponsler reached speeds of up to 160 kilometres per hour before losing control of the vehicle. A medical unit was called to the scene to check for injuries, and Sponsler waived further medical treatment before being taken to jail. Additional charges are pending.

Dashboard cameras showed just how risky the chase was, as Toscha appeared to lose control of her vehicle several times.

It is only when the 33-year-old loses control of the vehicle that police are able to arrest her again.

Now, the opening of the window, between the seats, front and rear may not exceed four inches.

Stealing a U.S. police vehicle, evading cops, reaching for a shotgun, and somehow walking out alive?

Thirty-three-year-old Toscha Sponsler was being held Thursday in the Angelina County jail on charges that include evading arrest.

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