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Police: Woman Leads Cops on Chase, Crashes into Cruiser

The Homewood woman didn't stop for pedestrians or cars on her March 14 trip around the north end of Chicago Heights, according to police.

Chicago Heights Police were controlling traffic at the scene of a car accident near the intersection of Vollmer and Chicago roads, when a Homewood woman caught their attention.

Marissa L. Bell-Taylor, 18, of the 18200 block of Hart Drive, was arrested and charged with reckless driving after police saw her speed past emergency vehicles, going 60 mph in a 30 mph zone, according to the report.

Bell-Taylor continued at the same speed for three blocks even as police followed her with emergency lights and sirens on, police said. Bell-Taylor then entered a parking lot at  and continued at 50 mph without slowing or yielding to pedestrians who were heading into the school, police said. Bell-Taylor turned down another aisle and continued at a speed of 40 mph before finally pulling into a parking space, police said.

But the excitement didn't end there. After police pulled up behind Bell-Taylor and started to exit their vehicle, she quickly accelerated backwards, striking the bumper of the police vehicle.

She was taken into custody without incident, according to the report.

Blues man Beas April 08, 2012 at 12:59 AM
Most of you need to stop watching Nancy Grace. She is the lowest of dispicable persona's getting media today And the only reason she has a viewer rating at all, is because she plays on your schadenfreude. Look it up!!
Doug April 10, 2012 at 03:11 PM
And the truth is?
Mark SWH April 10, 2012 at 03:45 PM
Marissa, I do believe anyone can make a mistake. I have made them and you have made them. I believe the comment I made was out of rage and should not have taken out on you what my 18 yr old stepson has done to my family. If I have offended you please accept my apology and good luck with your case. The media does blow things out of proportion. What did happen?
TheTruth May 18, 2012 at 02:08 PM
I cant believe how heartless and ignorant some of you people can be. You all don't know anything about her or the situation, but you automatically believe what you read. Before you all are quick to judge, look at her background and it will prove that she is not the type of person that would do this intentionally or unintentionally.
Smokehouse Brown May 18, 2012 at 03:04 PM
To the jail cell with her! We do not cotton to that king of behavior. This is not Chicago, and we expect those that live here to confornm to us. Otherwise to the gallows with her.

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