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Forum Communications, Published November 30 2012

High-speed Alexandria chase ends with crash

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. – A woman led Alexandria police on a brief high-speed chase Tuesday night that ended when she crashed into two vehicles.

No one was seriously injured in the crash.

Just after 8 p.m., an officer stopped Talia Rae Hoffman, 21, for a burned-out taillight. Hoffman sped off and the officer briefly pursued her vehicle, but the pursuit was called off. Then, the officer saw the suspect drive up into a yard and she nearly hit the squad car driving back out onto the street, according to police. The pursuit started again.

Speeds during the chase reportedly reached up to 60 miles per hour on Nokomis Street – a stretch of road with a 30-mile-per-hour speed limit.

After colliding with two cars, Hoffman was arrested and booked into the Douglas County Jail.

She is charged with fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, possession of fifth-degree controlled substance, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of a damage to property accident. She also had a felony warrant for failure to appear in court.