High speed chase through 2 counties ends with driver's arrest

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- A Waterloo woman is facing charges after leading law enforcement officers from several agencies are a high speed chase on U.S. 30 through two counties.

Cedar Rapids Police said around 12:15 p.m. Wednesday an officer tried to stop 37-year-old Tokeya Jackson on eastbound U.S. 30 near the ADM plant just west of the Interstate 380 exit. The officer reported she was traveling nearly 80 miles per hour and refused to stop, instead continuing eastbound at a high rate of speed.

Police said the chase reached speeds of about 120 miles per hour through Cedar Rapids into rural Linn County. Near Mount Vernon, police deployed stop sticks which deflated at least one tire on Jackson's vehicle, but she continued driving through Mount Vernon, Lisbon, and Mechanicsville until her vehicle went off the road into a grassy area near some curves east of Mechanicsville, Jackson's car caught fire and she ran away.Officers chased her for a short distance before catching her around 12:30 p.m.

Police said no injuries were reported. Officers took Jackson to the Linn County Jail.

Officers from the Cedar Rapids, Mount Vernon, Lisbon, and Mechanisville police departments, the Linn County and Cedar County sheriff's offices, and the Iowa State Patrol were involved in the high speed chase.