Drunk 18-year-old girl slips out of handcuffs and steals police car

Figeroa Shelby 
By: Ryan Lee Hall 

(Scroll down for video) A drunken 18-year-old girl slipped out of police handcuffs and stole a police car before crashing, according to reports in the news media.

The 18-year-old has been arrested and after that she freed herself from the handcuffs, stole the police car, and led officers on a drunken high-speed chase through the mountains.

Figeroa Shelby was arrested near Georgetown, Colorado, at 10 am Sunday after she crashed her red truck into a police vehicle.

When she did not cooperate, the officer handcuffed her and put her in the back of his truck. But within minutes, the teenager freed herself from the handcuffs, jumped behind the wheel and zoomed off in the police car, with lights on and sirens blaring.
“The speeds are over 100 mph," a state police dispatcher said.

"She has lights and sirens on the police vehicle,” the dispatcher added. Video from a police car showed how the woman was ducking and diving between cars while trying to evade police officers.Colorado State Patrol joined the chase at 10:10 and the officers tried to stop the irresponsible teenagers using spikes. She continued to drive with the flat tire.

Police then called in the tactical vehicle intervention team which is trained agents who ram the rear of a vehicle during a chase off the road. “I'm going to step back and let them take the lead," an officer told the dispatcher.

Figeroa continued to weave in and out of traffic, speeding through a tunnel near Frisco. At 10:29 a.m., the Colorado State Patrol trooper TVI tried again and successfully rammed the stolen Sheriff's vehicle off the road.

The vehicle left the road, rolled over and crashed into a stone wall. Figueroa was beaten and bloodied after the accident and was taken to the Summit County Hospital by ambulance. No other drivers were injured in the accident.

The 18-year-old is charged with attempted vehicular assault on a police officer, eluding police officers, grand motor vehicle theft, resisting arrest, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, theft and driving recklessly.
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