Woman leads officers on another high speed chase
On Monday, April 17, 2017 at 6:04 a.m. a Barron County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to stop a vehicle on Highway 8 near the Highway 53 exit ramp for failing to obey a traffic officer who had arrived to investigate a motor vehicle crash near the intersection, that had just been reported. As the deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, a chase ensued eastbound on Highway 8, then north on County Highway SS through the Village of Cameron. The vehicle traveled at speeds over 95 miles per hour into the City of Rice Lake where the pursuit was terminated by the deputy.
A short time later, the vehicle was observed by the Rice Lake Police Department as it began traveling south on County Highway SS toward Cameron. Another pursuit was initiated as the vehicle continued southbound on County Highway SS south of Cameron, where the driver lost control of the vehicle and came to a stop in the ditch near the intersection of County Highway SS and 11th Avenue.
The driver of the vehicle, Amber Shanice Jasper, 26, was taken into custody for attempting to flee an officer and several other traffic violations. She is being held at the Barron County Jail pending formal charges.