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Woman eating bowl of cereal while driving leads police on high-speed chase

By Mason White 3:37 PM December 13, 2015
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By: Wayne Morin
Police in Ohio, said that a woman led them on a high-speed chase after being pulled over while eating a bowl of cereal while driving.

Madison County deputy Sergeant Tim Winebrenner initially pulled over Paula Johannessen, after she was spotted weaving in and out of traffic around 2:30 a.m. on Interstate 70 near U.S. 42.

However, when she stopped, the officer noticed that the she was holding a bowl of cereal in her hands and eating.

When the officer attempted to speak to the woman, she sped off and led police on a high-speed chase, reaching 100 miles per hour, police said.

Johannessen drove towards Columbus. Officers put spikes out and busted her tires. The chase finally ended on Weber Road and Reis Avenue.

However, Johannessen was not ready to surrender. She allegedly began running from the scene before she was arrested. When Johannessen was finally arrested, officers learned that she was driving with a suspended license.

Johannessen faces charges of fleeing or eluding police, obstructing justice, reckless driving and driving with a suspended license.

Johannessen lost her license earlier this year, after she pleaded guilty to a felony heroin possession charge. She was sentenced to five years probation and her license was suspended for 6 months.

She now faces at least one year in prison for violating her probation.