PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — While trying to flee from Longview police, a woman suspected of driving under the influence drove off an embankment and landed in a slough Sunday night, according to officials.
Shortly before 11 p.m., an officer tried to pull over 52-year-old Shelly Smith of Kelso who police said was driving erratically in the west Longview area. When Smith failed to pull over, LPD said a chase ensued.
A sharp turn at 32nd Avenue and Olympia Way forced Smith to slow down and allowed officers to attempt a PIT maneuver. While Smith was accelerating, police said she drove the vehicle off the road and into a slough.
Smith was arrested and is facing charges for driving under the influence, felony eluding, ignition interlock violation and second-degree driving while license suspended or revoked.