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Clear Lake woman arrested, faces numerous charges after chase through Mason City

MASON CITY — A Clear Lake woman is in jail facing multiple charges after a vehicle pursuit on Wednesday through Mason City.

The Mason City Police Department says they were dispatched to Southbridge Mall shortly after 4:15 Wednesday afternoon on a report of a disorderly female. On arrival, dispatchers advised the officers that the female was operating a red truck and possibly was ramming it into the loading dock on the mall’s south side.

The officers observed the truck leaving the scene and attempted to conduct a traffic stop, with a short vehicle pursuit ending when the suspect ran into backed up traffic at the intersection of State Highway 122 and South Pennsylvania. The woman abandoned the truck and fled on food, being arrested by officers about a block away.

48-year-old Elizabeth Bitker has been charged with carrying weapons, operating while impaired, eluding, interference with official acts, and assault on a peace officer causing injury. Bitker remains in the Cerro Gordo County Jail this morning on a total of $7000 bond.

 

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