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Pursuit Started in Taney County ends near Ozark in Christian County

Deputies with the Christian County Sheriff’s Office overturned a stolen pickup after the driver tried to run away.

According to a press release from the Christian County Sheriff’s Office posted by Ozarks First, deputies performed a tactical vehicle intervention that overturned the stolen GMC as it traveled north on Highway 65. 

The female driver of the GMC was taken into custody, then to a local hospital for evaluation. She has already been released from the hospital and is held in the Christian County jail awaiting formal charges. 

The press release states the chase began just after 8 a.m. in Taney County. Taney County Sheriff’s deputies gave up their pursuit at the Taney and Christian County line but advised that the vehicle was still heading north on Highway 65. 

Christian County deputies deployed a tire deflation device that knocked out both of the driver’s side tires before performing the maneuver that sent the pickup into a guardrail ending the pursuit.

More information including a video of the end of the incident can be found on the Ozarks First Website.

(Story by Jessica Hammer, Ozarks First)

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