Big Island police have charged a Hilo woman with several offenses in connection with a car chase.
On Monday, officers tried to stop a vehicle that was speeding and overtaking other vehicles on Mohouli Street.
The pursuit continued onto Haihai Street when the suspect struck an uninvolved motorist stopped in traffic at the Kilauea Avenue intersection. The suspect then reversed and struck the pursuing officer’s subsidized vehicle before turning onto the Kilauea Extension in the Puna direction towards Highway 11. Neither the uninvolved motorist nor the officer were seriously injured.
Assisting officers continued their search for the suspect vehicle and found it abandoned on Mamaki Street after it crashed into an embankment. Police also recovered a container containing crystal methamphetamine and black-tar heroin.
After an extensive search, 33-year-old Helena Pang was arrested and charged with resisting an order to stop, driving without a driver’s license, criminal property damage, reckless driving, and drug offenses. Her bail has been set at $277,000.