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Woman leads deputies on multi-county chase and ends crashing into cruiser

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SCOTTSBURG, IN (WAVE) – For more than 40 miles, a southern Indiana woman took multiple police agencies on a high speed chase throughout four counties. It lasted for more than hour before she crashed into deputy's car.

"Everybody works well when it comes to these pursuits and you can't out run a radio," said Sheriff Dan McClain, Scott County.

Just after 2 a.m. on Friday morning, the Scott County Sheriff's Office was well aware, a police pursuit that started in New Albany was about to be in their jurisdiction.

"Luckily we were able to deploy the stop sticks," said McClain.

McClain had deputies near mile marker 26 on I-65 when sure enough, the red Toyota Camry they were waiting for, made its way toward them.

Behind the wheel, deputies would later find out was Samantha McBride, 32.

The stop sticks worked, puncturing three of her tires, but McClain says even then, she kept on going.

"The vehicle continued for about another ten miles after the tires were blown out on the rims," said McClain.

She made her way to Jackson County and more law enforcement got involved. "The Jackson County Sheriff's Department deputies showed up on the interstate tried to slow down the pursuit and was actually rammed several times by the suspect," said McClain.

When Scott and Jackson County deputies approached the car, they say she was down on the seat and refused to show her hands. McClain says his deputy fired his taser.

"She started to comply at that point and then resisted again," said McClain. "At that point a Jackson County deputy deployed his taser."

McBride was brought to the Floyd County Jail where she faces numerous charges in multiple counties.

According to McBride's criminal history, this isn't the first time she's been accused of resisting arrest.

At this time, there's still no clear reason what led to this. No one was hurt.

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