Woman Arrested After Two Sunday Afternoon High Speed Chases

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A woman was arrested and booked into the Emery County Jail Sunday evening after two separate high speed chases spanning Carbon and Emery Counties.

34-year-old Jamie Wissmar of Price was charged with felony evading, driving on a suspended license, speeding, and possible DUI.

According to UHP Public Information Officer Steve Winward, the initial pursuit started on Highway 6 at approximately 4 p.m. near Helper when Trooper Bradley Shaw stopped a white BMW sedan for speeding. Wissmar allegedly sped off and Shaw ended the chase near Price Recreation on Highway 6.

“He (Shaw) had the license plate number so he terminated pursuit,” Winward said. He cited safety reasons for the termination.

Then two hours later, Cpl. Shawn Alton pulled over the same BMW near Huntington in Emery County again for excessive speeds. Speeds reached over 100 mph as the chase made its way back into Carbon County. Sheriff’s deputies from Carbon County Sheriff’s Office used spike strips near State Farm Road near milepost 58, taking out three of the four tires on the sedan. Again, troopers ended the pursuit due to safety precautions.

Wissmar was again spotted, this time on Hillcrest Drive in Price, as she pulled into a residential address, at which she did not reside. She was then promptly taken into custody.

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