Chase lands Topeka woman behind bars

ST. MARYS (KSNT) – A 43-year old Topeka woman was arrested Sunday night following a chase. At about 9pm Sunday, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an unwanted subject at a residence in Emmett in Pottawatomie County. The person left the residence prior to the arrival of the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Deputy, and was reported to be driving a white van. The Deputy was able to locate the white van, and stopped the van for a traffic infraction in Emmett. The Deputy was making contact with the driver, when the driver drove away from the Deputy. A low speed chase ensued, which went through the town of Emmett, and then continued South on Highway 63 towards St. Marys. Officers from the St. Marys Police Department deployed tire deflating devices on Highway 63, in which the van struck. The driver of the van continued South on Highway 63, and then struck a St. Marys Police Department car at the intersection of Mt. Calvary Rd and Highway 63, the patrol car was stopping Northbound traffic to help avoid the chase. The driver continued South on Highway 63, in the city of St. Marys, and the vehicle came to a stop at 2nd Street and Mission in St. Marys, where the driver was arrested. The driver of the vehicle was identified as 43 year old Tiffany Botts of Topeka, Kansas. Botts was arrested for Felony Criminal Damage to Property, Flee and Elude, Driving under the influence and Transporting an open container. Tiffany Botts is currently confined in the Pottawatomie County Jail awaiting bond. No injuries were reported during the chase.

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