Car chase lands two women in slammer

A wild ride through Douglas County has parked two Eagle Point women in jail on felony eluding and drug charges.

Early Friday morning, Oregon State Police Trooper Brad Zuver spotted a 2006 Kia sedan barreling down Interstate 5 at 96 mph near Glendale.

Zuver attempted to stop the car but the driver had other plans, according to OSP in a news release.

The driver, later identified as Belle-Linda M. Walker, 38, punched the gas, pushing the car's speed to 115 mph, OSP said.

At one point she reportedly switched off the car's lights in an attempt to elude the trooper.

That could have been a deadly move, the OSP said, because she veered in front of a commercial truck, narrowly missing it as she steered toward the Glendale exit.

Walker surrendered after leaving the interstate and was taken into custody along with passenger Kortnie Rae Snyder, 20.

Walker was charged with felony attempt to elude a police officer, reckless driving, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and driving with a suspended license.

Snyder was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

The drug charges stemmed from the trooper finding small amounts of Ecstasy and Oxycodone in the car.

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