Children Dive Out Of The Way As High Speed Chase Barrels Through Parade
(Daily Mail) — A woman drove past a barrier and into a parade, narrowly missing spectators and continued for about 30 miles before crashing her car in Rhode Island.
Gloria Hodge, 40, reached speeds of up to 80 miles an hour on the reckless drive, according to Randolph Police Chief William Pace.
Prosecutors are likely to charge her with assault with a dangerous weapon, driving to endanger and failure to stop for police.
Police say the Providence woman drove into Randolph’s annual July 3 parade, narrowly missing spectators as she cut through the procession, and then continued to Interstate 95.
Officers followed her until she crashed in Pawtucket, R.I.
Children lining the parade route had to scatter from the street as the woman careered through the busy streets.
One resident said: ‘She was just barreling down the street at least 40 or 50 miles an hour.’
Another spectator said: ‘She was just going into the parade, people were just dipping and dodging out of her way.’
Pace says Hodge is in stable condition at a hospital.
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