Woman leads police on high-speed chase from the Northland through KCMO

Posted at 8:37 PM, Aug 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-31 16:48:59-04

A high-speed chase that included speeds over 100 miles per hour, wrong-way driving on busy interstates and dozens of police ended when the driver finally stopped and surrendered.

The chase began when Clay County Sheriff's deputies tried to stop a woman around 7:15 p.m. at Missouri 152 Highway and Church Road for a felony warrant.

Officials said the driver, alone in the black Pontiac G-6, tried to hit four officers and slammed into two patrol vehicles as she fled.  

The chase sped from the Northland into the city and onto Interstate 435.

The suspect raced south along I-435 and onto Interstate 470 at more than 100 mph.

The suspect spent about 10 minutes driving the wrong way on Interstate 470 before swinging the car around and heading to Missouri 350 Highway.

With police deploying stop sticks along the chase, one tire was destroyed as the chase moved from 350 Highway to Noland Road, 40 Highway and back to Interstate 70.

With no tread left on the car's rims, the driver slid from one side of the intestate to the other.

She finally drove off the freeway and stopped at East 28th Street and Jackson Avenue in Kansas City.

Clay County Prosecutors charged 35-year-old Barbara Hoeflicker of Kansas City, Missouri with three counts of Misdemeanor Assault, Felony Resisting Arrest, and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Her bond was set at $30,000.00.

No injuries or accidents were reported during the chase.

Editor's Note: This story originally said the driver was a man. The driver who was taken into custody was a woman. 



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