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Stolen car almost crashes into Montana Capitol

 


HELEN (AP) — Helena police say a stolen vehicle driven by a young woman narrowly missed crashing into the Montana Capitol while officers were in pursuit.

Workers in the Capitol say the Jeep Cherokee sped past their windows before stopping just inches from the large concrete steps leading to the building Monday morning. The parking drive is a dead-end.

The driver faces several felony charges. Police say 21-year-old Sarah E. Bunker of Butte fled on foot only to be caught two blocks away.

A passenger in the vehicle was interviewed and released.

Officers apprehended the suspects about 20 minutes after the vehicle was reported stolen.

Business in the Capitol, which included a state Land Board meeting of the governor and other elected officials, was not interrupted.

HELEN (AP) — Helena police say a stolen vehicle driven by a young woman narrowly missed crashing into the Montana Capitol while officers were in pursuit.

Workers in the Capitol say the Jeep Cherokee sped past their windows before stopping just inches from the large concrete steps leading to the building Monday morning. The parking drive is a dead-end.

The driver faces several felony charges. Police say 21-year-old Sarah E. Bunker of Butte fled on foot only to be caught two blocks away.

A passenger in the vehicle was interviewed and released.

Officers apprehended the suspects about 20 minutes after the vehicle was reported stolen.

Business in the Capitol, which included a state Land Board meeting of the governor and other elected officials, was not interrupted.

 

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