Handcuffed Tucson woman steals, crashes DPS vehicle - Tucson News Now

Handcuffed Tucson woman steals, crashes DPS vehicle

Hayley Clark (Source: DPS) Hayley Clark (Source: DPS)
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A handcuffed Tucson woman stole a Department of Public Safety vehicle and crashed it Saturday night, Aug. 12, state police said.

DPS spokesman Quentin Mehr said Hayley Clark, 20, is facing charges of escape, theft of means, endangerment and criminal damage.

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Mehr said the incident started when troopers investigated a report of a stolen vehicle near Interstate 10 and West 22nd Street.

"During the course of the investigation, (Clark) was seated in the passenger seat of the detective’s vehicle while being questioned," Mehr said. "The detective exited his vehicle for a moment and (Clark), while handcuffed behind her back, was able to get into the driver’s seat and drive away from the scene."

Mehr said Clark crashed into another vehicle and a light pole on the I-10 frontage road at Congress Street.

No one was seriously hurt in the crash.

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