A woman allegedly led police on a wild pursuit this week and was charged with multiple felonies.
Cheyenne Michelle Vivier, 21, of Ada was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, endangering others while attempting to elude peace officers and possession of methamphetamine.
As of press time Thursday, Vivier had not been arrested, as she remained hospitalized. However, an arrest warrant was issued, and Vivier is due to be arrested once she is released from the hospital, according to court records.
The charges stem from an incident which occurred Monday night. Ada Police Officer Allen Musser was dispatched at 11:40 p.m. to a report of possible drug activity in an apartment complex in the 1300 block of Kerr Lab Road.
Musser said when he arrived, several vehicles were leaving the complex.
He said the driver of a car turned south onto Kerr Lab Road, failed to maintain the lane of traffic and almost ran a stop sign, stopping in the intersection of Kerr Lab Road and South Mississippi Avenue.
He said the driver continued on and crossed the center line. Musser activated his emergency lights and sirens in an attempt to conduct a traffic stop, but the driver did not stop.
He said the driver continued south on Kerr Lab Road out of town, with the car reaching a speed of over 100 miles per hour.
“The (driver) attempted to make a high-speed left turn onto County Road 1600,” Musser said in a report. “The vehicle failed to make the turn and traveled straight into a pasture.”
Musser said the driver made a long loop in the pasture, and, when she slowed down and stopped before leaving the pasture, Musser exited his vehicle in an attempt to gain access to the suspect driver, who he identified as Vivier.
“As I approached the vehicle, (Vivier) put the car back in drive in an attempt to flee again and brushed my right side with her vehicle,” Musser said. “(Vivier) stopped the vehicle again, which is when I attempted to open the door to get the driver out. (Vivier) acted as if she was going to open the door, which is when she put the car in reverse and backed up very abruptly, hitting me with her driver-side mirror.”
Musser said he radioed ahead to other law enforcement officers about what had occurred as Vivier left the pasture and drove north on CR 3560 toward Ada.
He said Vivier was speeding north on Kerr Lab Road when she lost control and crashed off the road near Kerr Research Drive.
Musser called for Ada firefighters and Mercy EMS, then approached the vehicle and found Vivier slumped over but conscious, he said.
“(Vivier) stated to me she was pregnant and hurting in her neck area,” Musser said. “As I was talking to (Vivier, I determined) that (she) was under the influence of narcotics due to the thick, slurred speech and erratic behavior. (Vivier) stated to officers she had methamphetamine in her system and possibly bath salts, which were purchased at (the apartment complex).”
Firefighters removed Vivier from the vehicle, and EMS placed her in an ambulance. Musser said a small container was found in Vivier’s bra which contained a substance that later tested positive for methamphetamine.
Drug paraphernalia was also found in the car, Musser said.
Vivier was taken to Norman Regional Hospital and admitted.
Musser was taken as a precaution to Mercy Hospital Ada with bruising to his back, hip and knee.
“… (Vivier) was being treated for a possible neck injury and due to her being pregnant,” Musser said. “I was advised by nursing staff that Cheyenne Vivier was indeed pregnant and did test positive for methamphetamine.”
According to court records, Vivier was out on bail after being arrested and charged in December with forgery and possession of methamphetamine.