Woman in custody after hitting patrol vehicles during pursuit in Puyallup

by: Linzi Sheldon Updated:

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PUYALLUP, Wash. —

Police say a Puyallup woman was high on heroin when she led them on a chase and rammed into two of their cars.

At about 9:15 a.m., police responded to the 2800 block of Sixth Street Southeast after a woman reported that her 18-year-old daughter was under the influence of narcotics and was assaulting her, police said.

Police said the 18-year-old daughter had trashed part of the house, and was threatening her mother with a knife.

Puyallup police said the teen took off in her father's car, but they caught up with her on  Fifth Street Southeast.

Police said the driver hit a vehicle, struck a Puyallup Police Department patrol vehicle head-on in a YMCA parking lot and hit another patrol car after leaving the parking lot.

According to authorities, the driver then crashed into a sign and police took her into custody.

Harmandeep Singh was working at the time.

“I had the headset on and then all of a sudden, I couldn’t hear out of my headset because there were so many sirens,” Singh said.

Police said she hit at least one more officer's vehicle before she crossed the median and crashed into a sign post.

Victor Mangum heard the crash.

“You just hear a big smash and then I just came out,” Mangum said. “Cops were out here yelling, trying to get her out of the car.”

Police said three Puyallup police vehicles were damaged. An officer had minor injuries and was released after being treated at the scene.

“The officers had to go up to the car and forcibly remove her from the car,” Puyallup Police Capt. Scott Engle said. “She wasn't exactly cooperative… she did not want to go to jail.”

The driver was booked for two counts of second-degree assault, along with fourth-degree domestic violence assault.