Woman involved in chase, crash had 19 outstanding warrants

Brandi Lane (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
Brandi Lane (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

GREENDALE, IN (FOX19) - A woman is behind bars after a chase that spanned two states.

Just after 9 a.m., a Hamilton County Sheriff's deputy attempted to pull over a brown GMC pick up truck that was traveling 91 miles per hour in a 65 miles per hour zone on westbound I-275 near Ronald Reagan Highway.

Initially, the female driver complied with the deputy's orders to pull over, but as the deputy approached the driver, she took off, fleeing west on Interstate 74.

The deputy gave chase as the driver then headed southbound on I-275 toward Indiana, where Greendale officers continued in the pursuit.

The driver got off at the Lawrenceburg exit from I-275 and attempted to turn onto SR 1, but a Dearborn County Sheriff's Deputy was blocking the road, so she turned around and got back on U.S. 50.

She then slammed the truck into a retaining wall.

The driver and her male passenger were able to get out of the truck before it caught on fire. They suffered minor injuries.

The driver has been identified as Brandi Lane, also known as Brandi Winstead, Sara West and Alicia Lane. Police say she has 19 outstanding criminal and traffic warrants, including disorderly conduct, possession of drug paraphernalia, obstructing official business, driving under suspension and seatbelt violation.

According to Hamilton County court records, she was arrested on May 13 for disorderly conduct for giving police a false name when they were trying to arrest her for her other outstanding warrants.

Regarding this incident, she is charged with speeding, reckless operation, felony fleeing and eluding and driving under suspension in Hamilton County. Charges in Indiana are pending.

Speeds in the Ohio portion of the chase reached over 100 miles per hour.

There is no word on any charges against the passenger.

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