A Shakopee woman has been charged with leading police on a high-speed chase through a residential area in Eden Prairie.
My Thi Do, 20, is charged with fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, a felony with a maximum penalty of three years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
Eden Prairie police were on patrol on Preserve Boulevard near Westwind Drive just before 7:30 p.m. Jan. 1 when they clocked a car driving 50 mph in a 30 mph zone, according to the criminal complaint, signed by Eden Prairie Police Detective Kyle Duchschere.
Officers turned on their emergency lights and began to pursue the car. The driver, later identified as Do, didn’t stop, even after police flashed a spotlight into her rear window and turned on the siren.
Do fled down Anderson Lakes Parkway, reaching speeds of 60 mph in a 30 mph zone, almost colliding with one car and running red lights, according to the complaint. She eventually lost control of the car at the intersection of Bloomington Ferry Road and Pioneer Trail, sliding through the intersection and into a back yard, where she crashed into trees and shrubs, the complaint says.
The pursuit went on for almost three miles, police said.
Do told officers after her arrest that she knew they were trying to stop her, adding, “I don’t need this, and I decided just to go,” according to the complaint. She admitted that she was “trying to get away,” the complaint says.
Do remains in the Hennepin County Jail on a $20,000 bond. She is scheduled to make a first appearance on the charge today in Hennepin County District Court.