Woman Charged for Leading Officers on High-Speed Chase through Metro

Updated: 04/09/2014 1:16 PM
Created: 04/09/2014 1:09 PM
By: Leslie Dyste

A 24-year-old woman who led police on a high-speed chase that disrupted traffic Monday afternoon on Interstate 494 westbound and Highway 169 southbound was charged with a felony.

Diane Roberta Chosa was charged Wednesday with fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, according to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office.

Chosa and 25-year-old Collette Ann Hanson were taken into custody following the chase, according to the Minneapolis Police Department.

According to the criminal complaint, a Minneapolis officer saw a car parked behind a garage Monday afternoon near Girard and Humboldt avenues. The officer learned the car had been reported stolen so he told the driver and passenger to put their hands where he could see them. Instead, Chosa sped off in the car, according to the complaint.

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.

The pursuit ended in Scott County near County Road 83, police said. Chosa got out of the car and tried to run, but was caught by police.

Hanson was not charged by the county attorney's office.

Diane Roberta Chosa
Photo: Hennepin County Sheriff's Office

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