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Woman receives 5 years probation for high-speed chase in Jefferson City

Woman receives 5 years probation for high-speed chase in Jefferson City

May 21st, 2019 in Local News

A Columbia woman was placed on five years supervised probation for pleading guilty to charges in connection with a high-speed chase that occurred on the Fourth of July in 2017 in Jefferson City.

Lauren McGovern, 28, pled guilty to resisting arrest and exceeding the speed limit during a hearing before Cole County Judge Dan Green.

Officers 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.