2 Women Arrested Following Interstate Chase from Mpls. to Scott County

Updated: 04/08/2014 5:59 PM
Created: 04/07/2014 3:16 PM
By: Megan Stewart

Two 25-year-old women have been taken into custody after a high-speed chase disrupted traffic Monday afternoon on Interstate 494 westbound and Highway 169 southbound.

The women have been identified as Diane Roberta Chosa and Collette Ann Hanson, according to the Minneapolis Police Department.

Police say the chase started in an alley at 36th and Fremont Avenues North around 2:35 p.m. An officer came upon what looked like a suspicious vehicle. When the woman driving saw the squad car, she took off.

The officer ran the car's plates, which came up as stolen, police say.

The silver-colored car made its way onto the interstate, heading east. It then got off on Highway 169 and was followed by at least 10 squad cars before exiting on Old Shakopee Road in Bloomington, police say.

The car was out of traffic camera view for 5 minutes before getting back on Highway 169 around 3 p.m.

The car weaved through traffic and appeared to be getting off the interstate several times only to swerve back into traffic, apparently trying to confuse the officers. Confused motorists quickly pulled off to the side of the road.

Police say there was a bag of suspected narcotics thrown out of the car during the chase. It was recovered by officers.

The pursuit ended in Scott County near County Road 83, police said. No one was hurt during the incident, but two cars were damaged during the pursuit.

Minneapolis police spokesperson John Elder says communication of speed, road and traffic conditions between officers and supervisors led to a successful chase.

At this point, additional details have not been released.

Diane Roberta Chosa
Photo: Hennepin County Sheriff's Office
Collette Ann Hanson
Photo: Hennepin County Sheriff's Office

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