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CROSBY, TX - SEPTEMBER 04: A refrigerant gas cylinder rests next to a truck in a ditch outside of the Arkema plant which received major damage from flooding caused by Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey on September 4, 2017 in Crosby, Texas. Today authorities lifted an evacuation order for a 1.5-mile perimeter around the facility which was put in place after the storm knocked out power, back-up generators and a nitrogen cooling system used to cool highly-volatile organic peroxides which the company warned would explode if they were not kept cool. Harvey, which made landfall north of Corpus Christi August 25, dumped nearly 50 inches of rain causing widespread flooding in Southeast Texas.

According to WPBF, deputies in cruisers relentlessly pursued a stolen pickup truck for miles as the driver drove and ignored their warnings to stop-but things are not always how they seem. The person behind the wheel was an elderly Florida woman who had taken it from the assisted care facility where she lives.

The story began on Monday afternoon, when cops responded to a call about a vehicle that was driving erratically and running people off of the road. When they found the truck in question, they noticed that the driver was failing to maintain their lane and driving very slowly.

When the officers turned on the emergency lights and sirens, the driver ignored them. After following the vehicle for a few miles, the police decided to end the chase with a PIT maneuver, causing the truck to crash into a ditch.

When the deputies approached the vehicle, guns drawn, they noticed that the driver was not drunk at all, but an elderly woman who seemed to be oblivious to what was happening. During the following investigation, cops determined that the woman, who lives at a local nursing home, found an employee’s truck with the keys in it in the parking lot and decided to go for a spin.

Luckily, there were no injuries reported related to the incident. The owner of the truck did not file charges against the woman, who was checked out at a hospital and returned to the facility shortly afterward.

[SOURCE: WPBF.com]




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