Woman leads troopers on 20-mile pursuit near Cody

A pursuit in the early evening hours of July 14th near Cody, Wyoming, has resulted in the safe apprehension of a suicidal suspect. The pursuit began after a Wyoming State Trooper attempted to stop a silver Chevy Malibu for speeding 81 mph in a 70 mph zone near mile post 76 on US Highway 14/16/20 approximately 21 miles east of Cody. The driver of the westbound Chevy did not stop and increased speeds of the car up to 111 mph while driving in the opposite lane of traffic. As the 20-mile long pursuit entered the outskirts of Cody, the Trooper terminated the pursuit for the safety of the public, the eluding suspect and pursuing law enforcement. The suspect continued about one mile from where the pursuit was terminated and attempted to hide at a residence in the county. The property owners noticed the Chevy and contacted the Park County Sheriff's Office. With the assistance of Deputies from the Park County Sheriff's Office, Troopers were able to locate and arrest the 28 year old female who had eluded the Trooper. Through the course of the investigation, it was determined the female suspect had been suicidal and was consuming prescription medication and alcohol during the pursuit. A shotgun was also located in the trunk of the Malibu. The suspect is facing charges for driving while under the influence, eluding and speeding. Additional charges may be filed at a later time. The suspect was taken to West Park Hospital in Cody for evaluation and treatment. WHP has not released her identity. *-- h/t WHP* #reboot #news