A newly released nine-minute dashcam video shows how fast a handcuffed woman traveled while leading officers on a chase in a stolen police cruiser outside of Pittsburgh earlier this month.
Investigators said 27-year-old Roxanne Rimer led officers on the chase through Center Township, Beaver County, after crawling through the glass partition of an officer’s cruiser.
“With her back turned and her hands cuffed behind her back, she manages to put it in gear and drive. And from what we can gather, she drove at very high speeds with that position somehow manipulating the gears and steering the wheel. Thank God no one else was hurt,” Center Township Police Chief Barry Kramer said. “She put a lot of lives in danger.”
According to Kramer, Rimer drove down Route 51 at 100 mph for nearly 10 miles with her hands behind her back. Kramer said the cruiser’s light and sirens were on for the entire ride, which he believes likely saved a lot of lives.
Rimer now faces a list of charges, including aggravated assault.
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