• Woman arrested after chase, crash into 2 police vehicles

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    CENTER TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A woman was arrested Tuesday morning after her SUV crashed into two police vehicles following a chase in Beaver County, authorities said.

    The chase started about 6:30 a.m. in Aliquippa and continued to Center Township, where the police vehicles were hit on Chapel Road near Colonial Way, police said.

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    According to police, the chase started after a 911 call reporting a possible road rage incident in Monaca along the Monaca-East Rochester Bridge. When officers tried to pull over her SUV, she wouldn’t stop.

    Only Channel 11 was there to question the woman as she was taken to jail. Watch Amy Marcinkiewicz's full report above to see what she had to say.

    Authorities said the woman, later identified as Elizabeth Becek, was followed for about 25 miles as she zigzagged through traffic, nearly hitting a school bus and other cars and traveling upward of 80 mph at times.


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    “She definitely posed a threat the several times she went through areas. There were people moving on the side of the streets that I could see while we were chasing her,” Aliquippa police Sgt. Steven Roberts said.

    The woman arrested was wanted on multiple arrest warrants in the county, police said, and she appeared to be intoxicated. Officials said she refused to take a blood test or Breathalyzer.

    After the woman’s SUV hit the police vehicles -- one from Center Township and the other from Aliquippa -- additional police vehicles helped block her in, officials said.

    The woman is facing charges, including two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer.

    Becek has two prior DUIs, according to police, and a warrant out for not showing up to her DUI court appearance.


     

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