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Cruiser Struck During Chase

Posted July 23, 2007 2:10 p.m. EDT
Updated July 23, 2007 9:19 p.m. EDT

— A Harnett County deputy's car was struck and damaged during a three-county chase Monday, authorities said.

The chase began at about 11:30 a.m. in southern Lee County, went into Moore County and back through Lee County before it ended in Harnett County, authorities said. The driver being pursued finally crashed at Cameron Hill Road near N.C. Highway 24 at the Lee-Harnett county line, authorities said.

Lee County narcotics officers were investigating a black Chevrolet Blazer and tried to pull it over before the chase, which reached speeds of 100 mph.

The driver of the Blazer, Teresa Ancyline Stevens, 39, was taken to Carolina Central Hospital, where she was being treated Monday afternoon.

When she is released from the hospital, she will be arrested by Lee County sheriff's deputies. She is charged with felony speeding to elude arrest, driving with a revoked license, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The Harnett County deputy was not injured.