An 18-year-old Kansas City woman has been charged with injuring a motorcyclist during a high-speed police chase.
Jackson County prosecutors charged Dallas Letchworth with second-degree assault, resisting arrest, tampering with a motor vehicle and armed criminal action.
According to court documents, on Monday, Kansas City police saw Letchworth driving a Chrysler 300 that had been reported stolen several days earlier.
When officers tried to pull the car over, it took off at high speed.
Speeds reached about 100 mph, and Letchworth allegedly ran several red lights and stop signs and forced other motorists to take evasive action to prevent being hit.
At Interstate 470 and Red Bridge Road, the Chrysler veered across several lanes of traffic and knocked a motorcyclist to the pavement. The cyclist suffered significant injuries.
The Chrysler ended up sliding onto a median and was disabled.
Letchworth ran from the vehicle but was arrested nearby.
When she was arrested, police found two syringes hidden in her bra. They were submitted for lab testing. She told police that she had gotten the keys to the car from a drug user.
She was arraigned on the charges Wednesday afternoon and is being held, with bond set at $100,000.