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Raleigh woman charged after Wake County pursuit

Posted March 21, 2010 3:13 p.m. EDT
Updated March 22, 2010 6:38 a.m. EDT

— A woman led authorities on a chase Sunday afternoon that began in Zebulon, wound through Knightdale and ended on Interstate 540.

The chase began shortly after police were dispatched to a domestic dispute call at 604 Leads Place in Zebulon.

When officers arrived on the scene, a woman pulled out of the driveway. Police identified the woman as Tiffany Renee High, 29, of 911 Shellbrook Court Apt. 6 in Raleigh.

Officers attempted to stop her, but she continued west on N.C. Highway 97, authorities said. High continued to flee officers at approximately 55 mph west on Highway 64 Business to Knightdale Boulevard, police said.

As she entered Knightdale, a Knightdale officer deployed spike strips to deflate the tires of her vehicle. She then swerved to avoid the strips and attempted to hit the officer with her car, authorities said.

A second Knightdale officer deployed an additional set of spike strips deflating two tires on High's vehicle. With two tires deflated, she continued to flee, authorities said.

Wake County sheriffs deputies took over the pursuit as the vehicle traveled west on Knightdale Boulevard to I-540 West. High's vehicle struck a patrol car on I-540 before another patrol car forced her to a stop.

She was taken into custody and transported to Wake Medical Center for an evaluation.

High was charged with felony speeding to elude police and attempted assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer. Additional charges are likely from the Wake County Sheriff’s Office.