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Brandi Danielle Zamora (mug shot SCSO)

Law enforcers and civilians in Stone County say they're lucky they weren't injured in a high speed chase with a woman in a stolen SUV that looped through two counties before it ended Monday evening in Stone County.
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According to a probable cause statement, Stone County Deputy Tommy Smith pulled over a 2012 Chevy Captiva on Highway 13 at Stonebridge Center Road because there were no tags on the vehicle and it was speeding.  When Smith approached the vehicle, the driver “took off in high acceleration.”
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The 26 year-old driver, Brandi Danielle Zamora, whose license was revoked in Colorado, ran several red lights, ran through ditches and hit a vehicle during the chase.  At one point in the pursuit, Zamora was traveling down the wrong way of Highway 39.
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Stone County Deputy Zack Cuzzort's patrol car was totaled when he was forced off the road and slammed into a tree, according to Sheriff Doug Rader.  Another county patrol car, that may also have to be totaled, and a Kimberling City police cruiser were damaged in the chase that at times reached speeds of over 100 m.p.h.
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The chase ended on McCord Bend Road after Zamora ran off the roadway and slammed into a tree in an attempt to avoid several sets of "stop sticks" deputies had deployed to blow out the tires on the stolen vehicle.
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Cuzzort was transported to Cox Hospital in Springfield where he was treated and released with minor injuries. Carol Ward, 67, of Kimberling City, suffered minor injuries when Zamora hit her car on the Kimberling City Bridge, according to state troopers.
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 When authorities searched the stolen vehicle they allegedly found methamphetamine, burglary tools, stolen mail, stolen paychecks and stolen prescription medication.
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Zamora has been charged with three counts of assault of a law enforcement officer, three counts of armed criminal action, tampering with a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property, resisting arrest and possession of a controlled substance.
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When the charges were read to Zamora at her arraignment she said, "I didn't use a weapon."  Judge Alan Blankenship explained to her that Prosecutor Matt Selby is maintaining that the vehicle used in this case was used as a weapon against law enforcers and the public.
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She is being held on a hafl million dollars bond.

1 comments:

Becke Nicole said...

love you brandi, always will. sending you mail tomorrow babe

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