These images show police officers arresting a blonde woman after she climbs out of her crashed and burning car following a high-speed chase that ended when they used spike strips.
The incident took place in White City, in Jackson County, in the US state of Oregon on the night of Wednesday, 5th July, at around 10:20pm.
The body cam footage from the police shows the cops running up to the car after the woman, named as Mindy Alizabeth Harrison, 30, crashed, with flames seen erupting from under the vehicle as the cops urge her to get out of the car, informing her that it is on fire.
She eventually complies and is promptly arrested, with the cops saying that they need as many extinguishers as possible.
But their efforts are in vain and the car eventually erupts into a giant fireball as the fire department arrives on the scene and firefighters spray it with their hoses as the footage ends.
The officer can at the same time be seen reading the suspect her rights as she sits in the back of the police car while the other officers continue to put out the fire under her vehicle.
Newsflash obtained a statement from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office dated Friday, 7th July, saying: “Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) deputies rescued a woman from a burning car Wednesday night after she attempted to elude authorities.
“At approximately 10:18 p.m. a JCSO deputy observed a suspect with felony warrants at the Chevron in White City. When the deputy attempted a traffic stop, the suspect eluded onto Antelope Road toward Table Rock Road. The deputy quickly terminated the pursuit because he had the suspect identified as Mindy Alizabeth Harrison, 30, of Shady Cove.”
The statement added: “After deactivating lights and sirens, Harrison slowed down and the deputy was able to keep her in view. During this time, other law enforcement units began to converge in an attempt to get in front and spike her tires.
“A short time later, a deputy parked at the intersection of Ironwood Drive and Leafwood Drive in Eagle Point spotted Harrison and she accelerated away toward awaiting spike strips. An Eagle Point Police Department (EPPD) officer at the intersection of Ironwood Drive and Rogue River Drive successfully spiked her tires. She still continued to flee northbound on Rogue River Drive for about a mile on flattened tires until she lost control of her vehicle and drove into a ditch.”
They added: “While deputies were taking her into custody, the heat from the exposed wheels caught the surrounding grass on fire before quickly spreading to the car.
“Deputies were able to rescue her from the burning vehicle and she was taken into custody without further incident. Law enforcement on scene used available fire extinguishers which slowed the fire’s spread. Jackson County Fire District 3 firefighters arrived, extinguished the blaze, and stopped the further spread of the fire to nearby grass.
“Harrison was booked and lodged in the Jackson County Jail for attempting to elude police by vehicle, reckless driving, reckless endangering, and six arrest warrants. Her car was completely destroyed by the fire and towed from the scene. EPPD and Oregon State Police assisted with the elude and car fire.”