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2 women arrested after 40-mile high-speed chase

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Two 24-year-old women were taken into custody after leading police on a high-speed chase through two Minnesota counties with a stolen car Monday afternoon, according to multiple reports.

"There's a lot of things that are really unusual about this case, the duration of it, the fact that two females were involved and the time of day," Minneapolis Police spokesman John Elder told KARE 11.

The chase, which lasted nearly an hour, began in North Minneapolis around 2:35 p.m. after police tried to pull over the car, which they believed to be stolen.

“A pursuit ensued, multiple agencies were involved including the State Patrol and the State Patrol helicopter,” Elder told WCCO.

The driver weaved through traffic and crashed into two other vehicles during the 40-mile pursuit, reports say, which began on Interstate 94 and ended on Highway 169 near Jordan, when crash damage to the vehicle forced them to stop, WCCO says.

Police suspect that the women threw drugs out the car window; narcotics were recovered on Highway 169, according to Shakopee Valley News.

WCCO has video of the chase, and the subsequent arrest of one of the suspects after she ran off into the woods:


The suspects — identified as Collette Ann Hanson (left) and Diane Roberta Chosa — were traveling at speeds greater than 90 mph, police said. Chosa was the driver, WCCO says.

Chosa and Hanson were both booked into the Hennepin County Adult Detention Center, WCCO reports. KARE 11 says they'll likely face charges of auto theft, possession of narcotics and fleeing police.

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