Woman arrested in Silver Springs after car chase

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Robert Perea, The Fernley Reporter

A woman was arrested Sunday evening following a car chase that started in Mineral County and ended when her car was disabled by Nevada Highway Patrol troopers in Silver Springs.

According to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, Michelle Bobb, 36, of Schurz, was arrested on a felony charge of eluding an officer and suspicion of driving under the influence. No one was injured in the incident.

At 8:08 p.m. Sunday, Lyon County Dispatch received a call from Mineral County requesting assistance in stopping a vehicle coming into Yerington that had failed to yield. The incident became a pursuit, as the vehicle headed northbound on U.S. 95A at speeds approaching 100 miles an hour.

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The pursuit ended when the Nevada Highway Patrol assisted by placing spike strips on the highway as the vehicle came into Silver Springs. The vehicle had all four tires flattened and came to a stop on 5th Street in Silver Springs. Bobb was arrested without incident.

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