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Traffic Spikes Used in Low-Speed Chase Saturday Night

A 42-year-old Fox Point woman said she kept driving because she didn't do anything wrong, despite squealing police sirens and traffic spikes.

Traffic Spikes Used in Low-Speed Chase Saturday Night

Whitefish Bay police had to use traffic spikes to stop a 42-year-old Fox Point woman in a low-speed, two-mile police chase down Lake Drive Saturday night.

Whitefish Bay police first attempted to pull the driver over at 10:11 p.m. Saturday near the Shorewood border on Lake Drive at Hampton Road, where officers clocked her traveling 43 mph in a 30 mph zone. Instead of pulling over, the vehicle slowed to the posted limit of 30 mph but continued northbound while the police sirens continued to wail.

The vehicle pulled to the curb in the 5100 block of Lake Drive but continued to travel in the parking lane. Two blocks later, the vehicle pulled to the curb again and eventually stopped in the 5400 block of Lake Drive.

After about 20 seconds, the vehicle pulled back onto the road and continued northbound on Lake Drive. The vehicle continued driving through tire spikes at Silver Spring Drive and Danbury, but eventually came to a stop shortly before the Fox Point border at School Road. 

Police officers ordered the woman to exit the car with their guns drawn. The woman, who became an American citizen in 2010, said she did not think she was doing anything wrong while she was driving, so she pulled over twice to let the squad pass her.

The woman was cited with failing to stop for an emergency vehicle, inattentive driving, speeding and failing to dim headlights for approaching vehicles.

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