The Pasco County Sheriff's Office released body camera video that shows the moment they arrested a 35-year-old woman, who led them on a chase.
It happened after 11 p.m. last night. Deputies said Allison Cooper of Brevard County was driving recklessly on the road. Authorities believe she was impaired. They tried to stop her on U.S. 19, but they said she kept driving north.
Public Information Officer, Kevin Doll, said Cooper stopped her car near Main Street and U.S. 19. When deputies tried to get closer, they said she sped off hitting a patrol car that no one was inside and sideswiping another car. They said she drove about 18 more miles into Spring Hill before reaching a dead end.
"Some deputies threw stop sticks (and) flattened her tires. She kept going north. Sparks (were) flying. (She) did not stop and (we) took her (in)to custody after pepperspraying her and tasing her," Doll said.
Deputies called it a dangerous situation. They said no one was hurt and they are thankful there weren't as many people on the road.
"From the surface, it does look like our deputies showed professionalism and restraint, taking this woman into custody," Doll said.
Cooper remains behind bars on a $37,000 bond. Her charges include resisting with violence, felony criminal mischief, and fleeing to elude with reckless disregard.