NMSP: Woman leads police on chase in US Postal Service truck

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One New Mexico woman is facing several charges after New Mexico State Police say she led officers on a pursuit in a stolen US Postal Service truck. 

The investigation began around 8 a.m. Wednesday morning when NMSP officers were notified about the stolen US Postal Service truck. 

Officers later located the truck on Interstate 25 near Raton, New Mexico and a pursuit was initiated, according to a release. 

Police reportedly used stop sticks to end the pursuit. 

The driver, Chanel Eskleson, was then taken into custody and charged with: 

  • Unlawful taking of a motor vehicle 
  • Burglary of a vehicle
  • Aggravated Battery of a Peace Officer, two counts
  • Aggravated Assault upon a peace officer
  • Aggravated Fleeing Law Enforcement
  • Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon
  • Criminal Damage to Property (Over $1000), four counts
  • Driving While license suspended 

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