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Mid-Missouri woman charged after chase

Mid-Missouri woman charged after chase

August 17th, 2017 in Local News

A Columbia woman has been charged in connection with a high-speed chase that occurred on the Fourth of July in Jefferson City.

Lauren McGovern, 26, is charged with resisting arrest and exceeding the speed limit.

Officers allegedly had identified McGovern as being involved in a theft from Best Buy on Missouri Boulevard, according to a Jefferson City Police Department probable cause statement.

Her vehicle was spotted going east in the 600 block of U.S. 54/63.

Officers tried to stop McGovern, but she refused to pull over and the pursuit reached speeds over 100 mph, with some of the pursuit going through a construction zone. She also passed vehicles on the shoulder of the highway to get around congested traffic, leading officers to terminate the pursuit.

As of Wednesday, McGovern was still being sought by authorities.