Woman takes Andalusia police on 'low speed' chase in stolen car

Published: Oct. 28, 2015 at 5:03 PM CDT|Updated: Nov. 5, 2015 at 6:03 PM CST
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ANDALUSIA, AL (WSFA) - Andalusia police officers found themselves involved in a low speed car chase Tuesday night after a man's Lincoln Towncar was stolen from an area gas station.

Officers were called to a convenience store on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Expressway around 11:20 p.m. where they found an Andalusia man whose car had been stolen from the parking lot.

It didn't take long before officers spotted the man's vehicle, but with 27-year-old local resident Brittany Herbert behind the wheel. Officers attempted to stop Herbert, but she took them on a short drive around the city at casual speeds that never topped 40 mph.

Herbert's joyride in the Lincoln came to an end when officers blocked her path, but not before she rammed one of the officers' patrol units. The officer was uninjured, but Herbert complained of an injury and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

An investigation into the cross-town take down is still pending, but law enforcement says alcohol and possible prescription medication use are believed to be factors.

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