Lowell Woman Arrested after Pursuit

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A 30-year-old woman from Lowell, Ohio is in custody after leading deputies on a pursuit that began in Washington County and ended in Noble County.

The vehicle was reported to be traveling on Interstate 77 northbound when it was spotted by a Noble County Sheriff’s Deputy three miles south of Caldwell.

Deputy Jeff Barton was stationed in the median crossover when the suspect crossed the median, nearly striking the cruiser. The suspect continued north in the southbound lanes driving into opposing traffic, nearly hitting many vehicles and reaching speeds over 100mph.

A roadblock was set up south of the Caldwell exit when the vehicle approached it drove back across the center median and entered the northbound lanes.

The vehicle then left the interstate traveling onto State Route 78. It then turned onto State Route 821, where Deputy Barton performed a controlled strike, forcing the car into an empty parking lot.

The vehicle continued to flee before driving out of the lot and over an embankment where the driver was arrested.

Nichole Hannahs
Nichole is WHIZ’s News Director/Anchor. She joined the WHIZ family while attending high school at Bishop Rosecrans, before taking a full-time position in 2005. Nichole is no stranger to the area. She grew up in Corning, Ohio and and graduated from Waynesburg College, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications emphasizing in Sports Broadcasting/Sports Information and Journalism.When not at work Nichole enjoys watching St. Louis Blues hockey, enjoying time with family, spending time outdoors and reading.If Nichole wasn't in broadcasting she'd probably have become a teacher.Nichole is married to a fellow sports fan Brandon. They have two sons Cameron and Xavier.