Mont. woman, man arrested after chase

Published 9:42 am Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A 21-year-old Montana woman was arrested on 11 counts Tuesday night after she reportedly led police on a short chase on U.S. Highway 65.

According to police, Danielle Rae Henderson, of Helena, Mont., was arrested for the following charges: fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, criminal damage to property, reckless driving, no Minnesota driver’s license, open bottle, no insurance, fleeing police on foot, speeding, driving the wrong way on a street and illegal U-turn.

Police reports state Henderson was reportedly driving southbound on U.S. Highway 65 in a green Honda Civic near the intersection of Interstate 35 when she stopped in the right lane and then attempted to cut across lanes to make a U-turn and head back north on Highway 65. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle and ran the vehicle’s plates. The plates came back that Henderson, a missing person, might be inside.

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Henderson ultimately took off in her vehicle northbound on Highway 65. When she reached the Myers Road intersection, she reportedly proceeded northbound in the southbound lanes until she reached Fifth Street, where she attempted to turn around again but hit a squad car head on.

Henderson got out of the vehicle and reportedly attempted to flee down Fifth Street but was immediately apprehended by an officer.

Her passenger, Derek Matthew Taylor, 24, of Montana, reportedly was uncooperative and was subdued with a Taser.

He was arrested for fifth-degree controlled substance and gross misdemeanor obstructing the legal process with force.