By Charles Sercombe
A female drunk driver lead Hamtramck police on a wild chase early Thursday morning that almost cost her life.
At about 3 a.m., police officers attempted to pull over a woman driving a white Toyota after she had hit several cars. Instead of pulling over, however, the unidentified driver sped away and got on I-75 traveling north.
Hamtramck officers stopped chasing the driver at 9 Mile and got off the freeway. To get back to Hamtramck officers followed a service drive and suddenly “there she was,” said Detective Jackie Crachiolo. Officers attempted to box the driver in but the woman rammed several police cars and tried to run over one officer.
That’s when police shot at the driver. With the windows shot out and a bullet in her shoulder, the woman managed to get away. At one point Clawson police chased the woman. She was finally apprehended in West Bloomfield.
The woman is in stable condition. Her blood alcohol content was at least double the amount considered being drunk.
Police say she had no ID on her and do not know her name.