Woman shot after S. Utah police car stolen

Wednesday , November 21, 2012 - 7:35 AM


HURRICANE— Authorities say a woman being taken to a southern Utah jail ended up stealing the patrol car and leading officers on a high-speed chase.

The Washington County sheriff’s office says the escapade ended when a deputy shot the woman during a standoff Monday night. An update on her condition was not immediately available Tuesday morning.

Deputies say the woman had been arrested and was taken to a jail Monday evening. But officials say she pulled out a weapon as an officer attempted to take her out of the cruiser, and she drove off in a police vehicle.

Authorities say they put down spike strips in Hurricane to stop the vehicle, but the woman did not surrender. She was then shot during a standoff.

The incident is under investigation.

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