Last Tuesday morning, 18-year-old Marissa Lucero caught the attention of law enforcement officers for driving 71 mph in a 50 mph zone. When they attempted to pull her over, Lucero didn’t stop. Instead, she led the officers on a chase, reaching speeds over 100 mph as she raced down the interstate.
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Lucero was going in excess of 100 mph as she was being pursued by law enforcement officers, leading them on a high-speed chase on Interstate 43 in Milwaukee.
When Lucero took the Capitol Drive exit, according to a report by the Daily Mail, she hit a curb, damaging the front tire and axle of her vehicle.
The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office said that Lucero’s car came to a stop on the median. Videos from the incident show that, as officers approached the vehicle, Lucero tried to flee on foot.
Law enforcement officers gave chase, catching up to Lucero and detaining her in the back of a cruiser.
While inside the police car, Lucero can be seen crying and heard screaming for her mother.
Deputies found half of a bottle of vodka on the floor of the front passenger’s side of Lucero’s car, leading them to believe that she was driving under the influence.
During the incident, two deputies suffered minor injuries.
This isn’t Lucero’s first run-in with the law. In May of this year, she was arrested and convicted for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
By being behind the wheel of a car, she would have violated the terms of her previous sentence.
Lucero faces multiple charges for this most recent incident, including felony evading arrest, resisting arrest, and endangering the safety of others.
Authorities also reportedly intend to charge her for operating a vehicle after receiving a prior OWI, a misdemeanor, as well as cite her for speeding.
If convicted, Lucero could be sentenced to up to 20 years and nine months in prison.