ALEXANDRIA, Minnesota — A drug-addled woman set her apartment on fire and then led officers on a 125-mile-per-hour chase in a stolen police car, cops said.
Police in Alexandria, Minnesota were dispatched to Jennifer Hillard’s home after receiving a call about a small fire in the living room, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported.
After cops entered the home and put the fire out, Hillard came crashing down through ceiling tiles in the laundry room. Police found a pipe on her that they believed had been used smoke methamphetamine, so they cuffed Hillard and put her in the back seat of a patrol car.
But as the officers stood outside the car, Hillard managed to free one of her hands and open and squeeze through the 11-inch wide sliding window separating the front and back seats, footage from inside the car showed.
She then zoomed off in the car, hitting speeds of up to 125 miles per hour, all while the vehicle’s lights and siren were going, cops said.
Cops only managed to get Hillard to stop by deploying spike strips on the road as she approached a nearby town, disabling the vehicle.
Hillard, 35, was charged with felony auto theft, methamphetamine possession and driving under the influence of a controlled substance. She was held on $15,000 bail. Hillard has been arrested in the past for driving with a revoked license, drunken driving, disorderly conduct and domestic assault, court records show.