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Woman flees police, crashes in Alexandria Tuesday night

A local woman led Alexandria Police on a brief high-speed chase Tuesday night.

Just after 8 p.m. an officer stopped Talia Rae Hoffman, 21, on 30th Avenue for a burned-out taillight. She took off and headed north on Nokomis Street. The officer briefly pursued Hoffman, but the pursuit was called off. Then, the officer saw the suspect drive up into a yard at 12th and Nokomis Streets and she nearly hit the squad car driving back out onto the street, according to APD.

The pursuit started again.

Speeds during the chase reportedly reached up to 60 miles per hour on Nokomis Street - a stretch of road with a 30 mile per hour speed limit.

The chase ended when Hoffman crashed into two vehicles at the intersection of 6th and Nokomis Streets, on the east side of Alexandria. No one was seriously injured in the crash.

Hoffman was arrested and booked into Douglas County Jail. She is charged with: fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, possession of fifth-degree controlled substance, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of damage to property and she also had a felony warrant for failure to appear in court.