An Olympia woman was arrested late Tuesday after allegedly fleeing sheriff’s deputies and ramming one of their vehicles.
Alissa R. Evans, 32, was booked into the Thurston County jail, and appeared in Thurston County Superior Court on Wednesday. Judge Chris Lanese found probable cause for the charges of eluding a police vehicle, second-degree assault, first-degree criminal impersonation, first-degree malicious mischief, resisting arrest and third-degree driving while license suspended.
She also had an outstanding warrant in another case, according to court documents.
Lanese set bail at $12,500 for the two cases.
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At 8:39 p.m. Tuesday, sheriff’s deputies stopped her vehicle on Martin Way East because they said she had expired tags, said Sgt. Carla Carter of the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies say Evans gave them a false name.
When a deputy realized Evans was giving a false name, he moved toward the car to arrest her. She sped away, according to court documents. Evans reportedly drove 75 to 80 mph in a 35 mph zone. On Interstate 5, her speed reached 100 mph.
She exited the freeway at Gravelly Lake in Pierce County, Carter said, but reached a dead end at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord gates, where deputies caught up to her.
Deputies said Evans made a U-turn in her 1999 Honda Accord and rammed one of the patrol vehicles blocking her way, Carter said.