Police: Woman arrested after leading officers on chase through Princeton

Mercer County

PRINCETON, W. Va. (WVNS) — A police chase through Princeton ends with spike strips and one woman in handcuffs. 

Princeton Police arrested Amanda Lynn Combs on Saturday, January 27.  Officers tell 59 News the chase started when they pulled Combs over for an invalid inspection sticker. Officers said Combs was unable to provide a vehicle registration or driver’s license because it was revoked for a previous DUI. 

As officers were writing Comb’s a ticket, she allegedly started her car and drove off at a high-rate of speed. Officers said during the pursuit, Combs went over 70 mph throughout Princeton.  They said she passed several cars, did not stop for stop signs or red lights and also ran a driver off the road. 

Officers set up spike strips along New Hope Road to stop Comb’s vehicle.  She was arrested and told officers she ran because her license was revoked and “she knew she was getting arrested anyway.” 

Combs is charged with no insurance, stop sign violation, left of center, improper passing, improper registration, reckless driving, no motor vehicle registration, reckless driving, no motor vehicle inspection, traffic control device, fleeing with reckless indifference and driving revoked for DUI.  

Combs is being held in the Southern Regional Jail 

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