Woman high on drugs squeezes through 11-inch window of police car and then drives off


Jennifer Hillard 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A woman managed to get out of her handcuffs and drove off in the police car, where she was being held.

Police in Alexandria, Minnesota, said that officers and fire crews were called at 6:40 p.m. on Sunday, to a smoke alarm in an apartment on the 500 block of Broadway Street.

When they arrived, officers went into the home of 35-year-old Jennifer Hillard, and saw a small fire in the living room.

The fire was quickly extinguished with a fire extinguisher. At first, there seemed to be no one inside the residence, but officers did not have to wait long, as Hillard, who was high on drugs, crashed through the ceiling where she had been hiding.

Police found her with a methamphetamine pipe and a lighter in her possession. She was placed under arrest, handcuffed behind her back and placed in the backseat of a squad car.

As authorities continued to deal with the scene, Hillard managed to free one of her hands from the handcuffs and she managed to squeeze through the 11-inch rear window of the police car.

She then led police on a high speed chase. Hillard reached speeds of over 120 miles per hour.

The chase ended when a Minnesota state trooper deployed spikes.

Hillard was arrested and charged with arson, theft of a motor vehicle, fleeing a peace officer, driving while impaired, possessing a controlled substance, reckless driving and speeding.