August 29, 2014
A high speed pursuit last night in Sparks...lands one woman in the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Nevada Highway Patrol troopers tried to pull the driver of this car over.
They say she was going 80 miles an hour...in 50 mile an hour construction zone, on Interstate 80.
She darted off the freeway, blowing a tire, and hitting a light pole.
Sparks police say she injured her chest and damaged her liver.
Six other people were in the car...but weren't seriously hurt.
No one was wearing a seat belt.
Officers say the driver was drinking.
They found a 12-pack of beer, bottle of whiskey, and a bottle of rum inside the car.