Woman Arrested After Fleeing from Bloomington Police

(BLOOMINGTON) – A hit-and-run accident on Friday turned into a police chase and sent two people to a local hospital for treatment.


Bloomington Police officers were called to the scene of Washington and Dodds street after a report fo a vehicle hitting a stop sign and then fleeing the scene.
A witness to the accident gave police the license plate number of the fleeing vehicle.
Officers learned that 51-year-old Linda Shaw was the owner of the vehicle. Officers went to her home and talked to a family member and learned she was living in her vehicle in the WalMart parking lot.
They found Shaw’s vehicle in the store parking lot. and she fled. Shaw led police in a vehicle pursuit toward the intersection of Second and Adams streets. Police say speeds reached 80 miles per hour.
Police say Shaw’s Jeep Liberty crashed at the intersection of South Adams and West Second streets after she struck a Honda Fit causing it to flip and then struck a utility pole disabling Shaw’s vehicle.
The driver of the other vehicle suffered a broken collar bone and was taken to IU Health Bloomington Hospital for treatment.
Shaw suffered a laceration to her arm and was also transported to a local hospital.
Shaw was arrested on charges of leaving the scene of an accident, criminal recklessness, reckless driving, resisting law enforcement and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

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