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Shelton woman in custody after she rammed police cars trying to escape

A 44 year old Shelton woman is in custody for felony eluding after attempting to flee from a traffic stop.  

The Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office tells KXRO that just after midnight on Thursday, a deputy attempted to stop the vehicle for a minor traffic violation on Main Street near 14th Street in Elma when the suspect fled.

An Elma PD officer responded to assist and the vehicle attempted to turn onto Lambert Road where it lost control and went off the pavement.  

The Sheriff’s Office says the deputy attempted to contact the driver in her vehicle that was stuck in the ditch, but she was able to free her vehicle before ramming the Elma PD police car and the Sheriff’s Office car, and continued to flee.  

Law enforcement pursued and when the suspect attempted to turn onto Utility Lane, she again lost control of the vehicle and left the road.  

The vehicle was stuck after it went over a small embankment and the suspect was taken into custody without incident.  

The Sheriff’s Office says the suspect had several outstanding warrants for her arrest.  

She was booked into jail for felony eluding and two counts of assault for ramming the patrol cars.

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