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Wild Chase Through Bexley Ends in Dramatic Crash
BEXLEY (Ben Garbarek) -- A wild police chase through Bexley ends with a dramatic crash.
Police tried to pull over Sally Kurgis, 25, after she apparently ran a red light around 2 a.m. Thanksgiving day. After a few blocks of following her, she pulled into a driveway on Cassady Avenue.
Shortly after the police officer got out of his car, Kurgis allegedly starts ramming her car into the cruiser several times. Several officers are yelling at her to stop, trying to smash open one of her car windows. Kurgis' horn was blaring and her music was turned up loudly enough to hear it from outside her car.
Police said Kurgis eventually drove through the backyard and escaped the driveway. She then apparently led police on a chase winding through several residential streets in Bexley. She avoided spike strips on East Broad Street. Finally a Columbus police officer pulled a PIT maneuver and she lost control of the car.
Even after finally coming to a complete stop, police said Kurgis refused to come out of the car. An officer smashed open one of her windows, used a Taser on her and dragged her out of the driver's side window.
Kurgis is facing nine charges including felonious assault, fleeing and eluding, resisting arrest, running a red light, backing without safety, driving over a curb, damage to city property, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident.