Woman arrested after police chase

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A Coeur d'Alene woman was taken into custody after a police chase through Coeur d'Alene that ended in Washington on Friday evening.

Coeur d'Alene Police reported that just past 7:30 p.m., officers were driving in the 800 block of Sherman Avenue. when Colleen Burgess, 51, drove her white SUV in the opposite direction, across the double yellow lines and intentionally tried to ram a marked police unit.

The officers in this vehicle turned around and attempted to initiate a traffic stop with lights and sirens. Burgess continued west on Sherman and in the 300 block tried to ram an additional marked police unit that was responding to assist the other officers, police reported. The unit had to swerve to avoid collision.

Police units pursued the vehicle north on Northwest Boulevard and Ramsey Road, at times exceeding 65 miles per hour. Burgess' vehicle eluded police by excessive speeds and running red lights. Kootenai County Sheriff's Office and Idaho State Police joined the pursuit. Coeur d'Alene Police units discontinued the chase once they reached city limits at Prairie Avenue and Huetter Road.

ISP and KCSO pursued Burgess into Washington where she was taken into custody by a Washington agency. Local law enforcement was not present when she was taken into custody.

Coeur d'Alene Police detectives obtained a $500,000 aggravated assault against law enforcement officers warrant for Burgess.

Detective Mario Rios said no injuries were reported.

It was unknown as of press time if alcohol was a factor.

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