Woman charged with driving 140 mph on interstate near La Crosse


LA CROSSE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Prosecutors in La Crosse County have charged a woman with fleeing from police at speeds of nearly 140 mph on Interstate 90

36-year-old Amy Torres of Fargo, North Dakota, was charged yesterday with attempting to elude an officer, a felony, and misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

According to the criminal complaint, a town of Campbell police officer was running radar checks on I-90 and clocked Torres traveling west at 119 mph in a 70-mph zone.

She reached a speed of 137 mph as she fled from the officer.

The chase ended when she ran out of gas on a bridge over the Mississippi River linking Wisconsin and Minnesota.

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