Spike strip ends high speed chase on I-40

Spike strip ends high speed chase on I-40

A high speed chase, that at times reached 100mph, was ended by the Arkansas State Police on I-40 in Pulaski County Tuesday.
Damaged SUV
Damaged SUV
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Porsha Thompson: High Speed Chase Suspect
Porsha Thompson: High Speed Chase Suspect
CONWAY, AR – A high speed chase, that at times reached 100mph, was ended by the Arkansas State Police on I-40 in Pulaski County Tuesday.

The chase started in Conway Tuesday morning on a call of domestic violence. According to police, they were responding to the Rock Creek Apartment complex after a man said his ex-girlfriend had forced herself into the apartment and left after a physical altercation. Police were there when the woman, Porsha Thompson, returned to the apartment complex.

Thompson left in a SUV. Police followed her through town, reaching speeds of 80mph. At one point, according to police, Thompson’s SUV rear-ended another car, but she kept going.

The chase hit I-40 west toward Little Rock, at one point officers clocked the speed at 100 miles an hour. Arkansas State Police got involved, a trooper deployed spike strips which punctured the SUV’s tires. Police finally got the vehicle stopped at mile marker 145 on I-40 east in Pulaski County where Thompson was taken into custody.

Thompson faces felony charges of fleeing, leaving the scene of an accident, violation of a protection order, domestic battery, attempted robbery and some misdemeanor charges
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