Woman in custody after 120 mph police chase in LaGrange County

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Woman in custody after 120 mph police chase in LaGrange County

Laurie Abbas

LAGRANGE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Police say one woman is under arrest after leading them on a wild chase of county roads at speeds of over 100 mph.
On Sunday, February 24th, 2019 at approximately 1:45 pm, Deputy Todd Johnson with the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a report of a vehicle all over the roadway in the area of County Road 1100 E and State Road 120.

While responding, the caller stated the driver of the Silver Kia was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes and ran multiple vehicles off the roadway.

Deputy Todd Johnson arrived on scene and attempted to conduct a felony stop on the vehicle. The vehicle stopped in the middle of State Road 120 in the area of County Road 900 E.

The female driver, Laurie Abbas refused to exit the vehicle. Abbas failed to comply with Officer’s commands and fled westbound on State Road 120 with speeds at approximately 115 MPH. Abbas then came to a complete stop in the middle of State Road 120 just west of State Road 3. Officer’s attempted to conduct a felony stop on the vehicle when the driver of the Kia refused to exit the vehicle again. Abbas put the vehicle in drive and fled again traveling at speeds from 115 MPH to 120 MPH at times.

She continued westbound in the eastbound lanes on State Road 120. Stop-sticks were set up in the area of County Road 100 E and State Road 120. The vehicle struck the stop-sticks and continued on State Road 120.

The stop-sticks were successful deflating 3 of the 4 tires. Abbas continued on State Road 120 before coming to a complete stop in front of 0680 E State Road 120. Laurie Abbas was taken into custody for Resisting Law Enforcement with a motor vehicle, and Reckless Driving.