A high-speed chase in areas of Bethel and Tecumseh Tuesday ended with a Shawnee woman arrested on numerous complaints.
Sharlie Jo Lamb, 42, was jailed at the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center on complaints of driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license, failure to stop for a road block, transporting open container of beer, reckless driving and attempting to elude police, said Pottawatomie County Undersheriff Travis Palmer.
Formal charges have not been filed.
Lamb was arrested after she ran her vehicle into a ditch at the end of that pursuit, deputies said.
Palmer said Deputy Brent Vanlandingham approached Lamb at a convenience store at Clearpond and Bethel Road Tuesday. He was trying to visit with her about an alleged incident she was involved in Monday, Palmer said, but the deputy also had noticed she was unsteady on her feet.
Lamb allegedly jumped in her Pontiac Grand Am and fled westbound on Clearpond Road at a high rate of speed before turning south onto Drummond Road, Palmer said.
Deputy Jimmy Brewer set up a road block but she allegedly went around it, Palmer said, and then he attempted to set up a second road block at Bethel and Hardesty Roads.
At that point, Palmer said the suspect tried to use her vehicle to broadside Brewer's patrol car. Because of the reckless driving in the pursuit, deputies then asked Tecumseh police to block off and shut down U.S. 177 at Hardesty Road.
Just west of that intersection, Citzen Potawatomi Nation Officer Jody Opela threw out stop sticks, Palmer said, and Lamb's vehicle hit those, which punctured three tires, Palmer said.
She allegedly made a turn onto southbound 13th Street, Palmer said, where she lost control of the vehicle and slid into a ditch on the west side.
Lamb was arrested at the scene. Palmer said a Breathalyzer test revealed she was well above the legal limit for alcohol.
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