A Centralia woman was arrested at 12:23 a.m. Thursday after she led law enforcement on a car chase through Audrain County and Mexico.
According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, Audrey G. Griffith, 36, was arrested for felony possession of a control substance (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, felony resisting arrest by flight, fourth-degree assault, no valid driver license, failure to yield to emergency vehicles and driving while intoxicated (drugs).
According to Highway Patrol spokesperson Cpl. Scott White, at approximately 11:20 p.m., a trooper saw a car on the side of the road on Audrain County Road 957 and went to do a standard check in case it was a stranded motorist. As he was talking to Griffith, she took off. White said the trooper was lucky to get out of the way. Griffith proceeded into Mexico.
The patrol had put out some spike strips, but she kept on going and left Mexico to County Road 306.
She entered back into Mexico. White said Mexico Public Safety assisted and put out more spike strips. By this time she was driving on the rims of the tires. The chase came to an end in the northeast part of Mexico.
Griffith’s car was searched and contraband was found which stemmed from the above charges.