Metro Detroit woman charged in wild police chase appears in court

Posted at 6:26 AM, Apr 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-13 09:52:16-04

The woman facing charges in a wild police chase that took officers through the Hamtramck and Detroit area appeared in court Thursday morning for a probable cause hearing.

Valerie Margaret Mathews, 28 of Sterling Heights, is charged with fleeing and eluding third degree.

Police say Mathews started the chase when they were called to investigate a suspicious van in the area of Gable Street near Stockton in Detroit. She reportedly refused to pull over.

Chopper 7 caught the chase on camera as it was unfolding. Officers ending up tackling Mathews to end the chase.

A preliminary examination was set for Wednesday, April 19.

Mathews' attorney indicated in court that his client may also have outstanding warrants.