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Woman charged in wild police chase through Detroit/Hamtramck area

Posted at 12:42 PM, Apr 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-06 17:19:15-04

A woman is now facing charges after a wild police chase through the Hamtramck and Detroit area earlier this week.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Valerie Margaret Mathews, 28 of Sterling Heights, 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 the driver to end the chase.

Mathews is expected to be arraigned later this afternoon.