By TRACE HARRIS The Daily News
A Galveston woman accused of leading police on a high-speed
chase from Pelican Island and through the city was being held Tuesday on more
than $1.1 million in bonds.
Savannah Hatcher, 29, is charged with four counts of
aggravated assault of a police officer, evading arrest with a vehicle and
unauthorized use of a vehicle, police said.
Each charge of assault of an officer resulted in $250,000 in
bonds, with an additional $100,000 in bonds for evading arrest, and $60,000 for
unauthorized use of a vehicle, for a total of $1.16 million, according to
The chase began when officers saw a vehicle driving
recklessly about 6 p.m. Monday on Pelican Island and attempted a traffic stop,
The driver fled with several police vehicles in pursuit from
Pelican Island and through city streets, police said.
The chase ended in the 2300 block of Avenue P after officers
laid down spike strips to flatten the vehicle’s tires, police said.
Hatcher and a police officer suffered minor injuries and
were taken to a University of Texas Medical Branch hospital in Galveston for
treatment, police said.
Two police units and a vehicle police allege was stolen
sustained heavy damage during the chase, police said.
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