Amarillo Police Arrest Woman After Chase Involving Stolen Minivan

By Karl Wehmhoener | kwehmhoener@kamr.com

Published 08/12 2014 11:45AM

Updated 08/12 2014 05:54PM

AMARILLO -- Monday evening, Amarillo Police tried to stop 43-year-old Dianna Dee Stacks in a reported stolen 2002 Dodge Minivan. 

The officer lost sight of the vehicle but asked for back-up. Additional officers were called in to find the stolen vehicle, the DPS helicopter. 

After 30 minutes, found the van traveling southbound on Grand over the railroad tracks. 

As the officers attempted to stop the vehicle, it once again took off at a high rate of speed and was driving on the wrong side of the road to avoid a spike strip. 

Officers cancelled the chase and the DPS helicopter advised they were in position and would follow the vehicle so officers could back away. 

Eventually the driver got onto I-40 and traveled east, leaving the city limits. DPS troopers and Carson County SO was contacted to assist the helicopter. DPS troopers were finally able to get the minivan stopped at FM 2373 and I-40. 

Stacks was arrested without any further incident. 

Stacks was arrested for UUMV (Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle) and Evading Arrest/Detention in a Motor Vehicle. 

Stacks was transported and booked into Potter County Correction Center.

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