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Woman admits to drinking prior to Missoula Co. high speed chase

Posted at 9:21 AM, Dec 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-11 11:29:32-05

MISSOULA – A Great Falls woman has admitted to drinking before leading Missoula County Sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed chase.

Katie Marceau, 34, appeared in Missoula Justice Court Monday on multiple charges, including criminal endangerment, reckless driving, and fleeing a peace officer.

Prosecutors say deputies spotted Marceau driving a Mitsubishi Eclipse on West Riverside Drive and when they attempted to pull her over because of a cracked windshield, she took off.

Sheriff’s deputies and Montana Highway Patrol troopers gave chase along Montana Highway 200, where prosecutors say Marceau reached speeds of almost 95 mph, almost hitting other cars.

Officers stopped her near Clearwater Junction on Montana Highway 83 by using spike strips.

Five people were in the car, including Marceau’s 16-year old daughter. Marceau also had three arrest warrants for Cascade County.