Wild chase on I-35 ends with arrest in Love County
LOVE COUNTY, Okla. (KTEN) — An Oklahoma City woman was booked into the Love County Detention Center early Friday morning after leading deputies on a chase with an allegedly stolen car.
The sheriff's office said 30-year-old Nicolette Madison Loftis was parked on the shoulder of Interstate 35 south of Oswalt Road with a flat tire when deputies initially pulled up to help.
After assaulting an officer, Loftis fled south, eluding deputies for 16 miles while reaching speeds of more than 130 miles per hour.
"During the pursuit, the suspect ran an 18-wheeler off of the road and endangered numerous other innocent motorists with her reckless conduct," Sheriff Andy Cumberledge said in a Facebook post.
Loftis finally bailed out about 3 miles north of the Texas border after her vehicle became undriveable.
Marietta and Lighthorse police helped take her into custody.
Loftis is facing a variety of felony and misdemeanor charges.