PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Police say a woman went to desperate measures Thursday morning trying to avoid arrest.
Nicole Gainey, 35, of Gibsonia, jumped off of the Highland Park Bridge and plummeted more than 30 feet to the ground.
The chase started around 2 a.m. when police in Hampton Township got a call about an erratic driver on Route 8.
Shaler Police spotted the red pickup truck and tried to pull it over at Kittaning Street in Etna.
As officers got out of their cars, Gainey took off.
She sped along Route 8 southbound, then north on Route 28.
Police said Gainey was driving so fast they couldn’t keep her in view.
She eventually plowed into a barrier on the Highland Park Bridge, but wasn’t ready to give up.
She got out of her truck, jumped off of the bridge and fell more than 30 feet into a construction site below.
Gainey broke both of her ankles and possibly one of her legs, but that didn’t stop her either.
When Etna Police arrived, she was crawling in the street on her hands and knees.
Gainey was taken to UPMC Presbyterian for treatment.
When she is released, she’ll face charges that include fleeing and eluding, driving with a suspended license and registration and possibly DUI.
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