Trooper smashes in window, jumps in car to stop alleged reckless driver
December 15, 2005
RENO – A Reno woman led police on a chase starting in Pleasant Valley that ended when a state trooper busted out her vehicle window and took the keys from her ignition.
According to Trooper Chuck Allen, a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper spotted a black Toyota truck speeding 98 mph in a 50 mph zone northbound on Highway 395 in Pleasant Valley.
The trooper caught up to the vehicle at a stoplight at the intersection of Highway 395 and the Mount Rose Junction. When the light turned green, the driver allegedly sped away and was traveling more than 70 mph in a posted 55 mph speed zone.
Allen said the Toyota proceeded to the Da Monte Ranch Parkway intersection where again it was stopped behind other traffic at a light.
Another trooper pulled up to the left side of the Toyota and both troopers exited their vehicles and proceeded to give verbal commands to the driver.
The driver’s door and passenger door were both locked so troopers were unable to remove the driver from the vehicle.
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When the traffic light cycled green, the driver continued to ignore their commands and began to accelerate away.
The trooper on the passenger side of the vehicle took his expandable baton and smashed out the right front window.
“Upon doing so, he immediately dove into the vehicle and was able to remove the vehicle key from the ignition. The driver was then removed and taken into custody,” Allen said.
Allison Beebe, 24, was booked into the Washoe County jail on suspicion of driving under the influence, reckless driving, failure to yield to police, attempting to elude police, and failure to obey a police officer.