A Birmingham woman is behind bars after police say she led officers on a chase through Tuscaloosa while driving a stolen vehicle.
Diana Alexandria Mosley, 21, faces multiple charges related to the chase, which began around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22.
Sgt. Brent Blankley says a Tuscaloosa police officer first spotted a "suspisious vehicle"--the suspect's white Chevy Tahoe--when it was parked next to an O-Reilly's Auto Parts store near Queen City and 15th Street.
Blankley said the Tahoe pulled out without turning on headlights as the officer got closer. The officer then turned on his emergency lights and sirens and pulled over the vehicle. The driver stopped, but then sped away as soon as the officer got out of his car to approach.
The officer got back into his patrol car and pursued the Tahoe as it headed toward 15th Street and McFarland Blvd. The Tahoe and two police cars drove through the intersection in the chase.
A third police car in pursuit also attempted to go through the intersection, but was hit by another vehicle, which then crashed into another vehicle stopped at the intersection. Police say no one involved in the crash needed medical attention.
The chase continued onto 15th Street, then Mosley led police down Kicker Road, Hargrove Road and Skyland Blvd. A Tuscaloosa County deputy deployed spikes at Skyland Blvd. and Hargrove Road, flattening two of the Tahoe's tires. At that point, Mosley and two other passengers fled from the car on foot.
Officers captured all three people and took them into the Tuscaloosa Police Department. Authorities discovered that the Tahoe had been reported stolen to Hueytown Police and had a swapped tag.
Only Mosley was charged in the case. The other two people were let go since police could not find probable cause to arrest them, Sgt. Blankley said.
Mosley has been charged with first degree receiving stolen property, attempting to elude police and resisting arrest. She is being held on a $32,000 bond in the Tuscaloosa County Jail.
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