Officers quickly catch suspected car thief

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A woman has been arrested for allegedly stealing a car and trying to run from police.

An officer with the Colorado Springs Police Department spotted a stolen car heading north on Austin Bluffs Parkway near Oro Blanco Drive around 2:20 a.m. Friday. That officer followed the car until backup arrived.

At that point, the officer tried to pull over the car and a short chase began. The driver of the stolen car hit a curb, causing the tire to become flat.

The driver, as well as a passenger in the car, tried to run off. The driver was caught and arrested. She has been identified as Cherie Gonzales. The passenger was able to get away.

Luckily, no injuries were reported in the chase. The incident is still under investigation.