CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – A 19-year-old woman named Marissa Cooper was arrested after she led police on a car chase and crashed her vehicle. KRIS 6 News reports that the chase started on I-37 near Odem during the afternoon of Wednesday, April 29. The police followed the vehicle for 30 minutes before they were able to stop the driver on an I-37 access road near Navigation Boulevard.
Cooper crashed her vehicle into a light pole in front of a residential home, after police officers used spike strips to stop the car. Officials on the scene state that Cooper was in the vehicle with two minors. One of the passengers was live-streaming the chase on social media. Police officers have not reported any injuries from the accident.
All three people in the vehicle were arrested after the chase. One of the passengers in the car was wanted for another criminal incident, which may have encouraged the driver to flee the police. Marissa Cooper is facing charges of drug possession, organized crime activity, and impeding the prosecution of a felon.
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