Police in the Des Moines metro area had to use unusual tactics to stop a speeding car during a chase on Wednesday. Police say the woman dashed away in her car after hitting another vehicle in Urbandale. Officers intercepted her a few blocks away but she refused to stop and darted onto Interstate 35-80.
Police saw there were two young children in the car, so they abandoned the use of stop sticks to blow out the tires. Instead, nine squad cars immediately responded and boxed in the suspect’s vehicle and brought it to a stop. Thirty-year-old Jessica Aberg of Clive faces a series of charges, including child endangerment and assault, as she allegedly hit two police cars. The children, ages three and seven, are now in state custody.