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CALEDONIA – A woman was injured after the car she was driving struck a tree during a car chase early Thursday morning on State Highway 32 at Highway 31.

Allison Hood, 45, of Wadsworth, Illinois, was cited for suspicion of drunk driving (6th offense), fleeing from an officer, operating a vehicle with a revoked license, and two citations for failing to stop for a stop sign, according to a press release by the Racine County Sheriff’s Department.

A deputy with RCSD was trying to stop Hood, who was speeding over 70 mph in a 45 mph zone on Highway 31 at 5 Mile Road at 12:47 a.m. Thursday. Turning on the lights of the squad to conduct a traffic stop, Hood refused to pull the car over. Traveling at speeds over 100 mph for over a mile, Hood failed to stop at County Highway G. At Highway 32, the deputy no longer could see Hood’s car.

It had left the roadway and struck a tree in a field. Rescue personnel from the Caledonia Fire Department had to extricate Hood out of the car using Jaws for Life. Hood was taken to Ascension-All Saints emergency room after she broke her leg in several places.

“While at the hospital, Allison told deputies that she saw the lights from the Sheriff’s squad, but chose to drive off because she knew she did not have a valid driver’s license,” the press release reads. “Allison said that she was on her way home and thought she was in Kenosha.”

During the investigation, deputies noted that Hood smelled like alcohol and they found a bottle of alcohol in her car.

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.