By LeaAnne Klentzman
Early last Friday morning Sheriff’s patrol deputy Glen St Hillaire and his trainee Matt Gobar were rolling and patrolling along FM 1092. Just shy of 3 a.m., they witnessed a car committing a traffic violation on FM 1092 near Stafford.
The deputies attempted to stop the violator but she took off as the driver, later identified as Elizabeth Louise Wilson, 30, of Missouri City, sped away. As the deputies gave chase, she wound her way through Stafford neighborhoods eventually hitting US 90A where she traveled eastbound at high rates of speed.
According to Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel, Wilson traveled eastbound on US 90A until she got to Loop 610. He said, at Fannin street Wilson exited, made a U-turn, and began driving back westbound on the Loop. Wilson got off the 610 Loop at 59 southbound and headed back to Fort Bend County.
Haenel said, “Several agencies became involved in the chase, which, at times, reached 100 mph.” As the chase parade approached the Brazos River Turnaround deputies laid out spikes across the driving lanes near Crabb River Road. Haenel said, “Wilson’s vehicle hit the spikes, but she continued driving southwest on U.S. 59 with law enforcement vehicles giving chase.” As a result of that activity three patrol cars were damaged. The chase continued southbound past Richmond, past Rosenberg and came to a stop as her vehicle veered off of U.S. 59 near Isleib Road near Beasley. Haenel said her front tires were down to bare metal.
Although stopped along the road, Wilson refused to surrender to deputies, locking herself in her car. Eventually after she refused to open the door or window, deputies shattered a window to get to Wilson. When the window shattered, Wilson sustained minor cuts and was taken to Oak Bend Medical Center in Richmond said Haenel where she was later released back into custody of deputies and taken to jail.
Elizabeth Wilson was charged with Evading Arrest, Possession of Marijuana; and Driving While Under the Influence. Wilson has been released on bond.