State police at Madison say that Sharon Rupert, 35, was driving erratically on I-90 west near Astabula at about 7:20 p.m. Monday. When a trooper tried to pull over Rupert’s 1993 Saab, Rupert sped away, police say.
Rupert exited the interstate at Concord, then doubled back and got on I-90 east headed toward Madison with officers in pursuit, according to police, who say Rupert reached speeds in excess of 120 mph.
Police deployed tire spike strips, which deflated the front tires of Rupert’s car.
Rupert kept driving on the deflated tires. The chase ended when Rupert crashed into a marked state police car and her Saab was disabled, police say.
Rupert was taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault, fleeing and eluding police, and making bead bracelettes while driving. She was arraigned before District Judge Michael Muth of Painesville.