|Brandi Danielle Zamora|
A woman from Colorado who led Stone County Deputies on a high speed chase in a stolen vehicle that zig zagged through Stone and Barry Counties in July has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.
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.”
The 27 year-old driver, Brandi Danielle Zamora, of Littleton, Colorado, whose license was revoked in Colorado, ran several red lights, ran through ditches and hit a vehicle during the chase.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.
Two Stone County patrol cars were totaled and a Kimberling City police cruiser was damaged in the chase that at times reached speeds of over 100 m.p.h.
The pursuit 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.
Deputy Zack Cuzzort was transported to Cox Hospital in Springfield where he was treated and released with minor injuries. Carol Ward, 67, of Kimberling City, also suffered minor injuries when Zamora hit her car on the Kimberling City Bridge.
When authorities searched the stolen vehicle they allegedly found methamphetamine, burglary tools, stolen mail, stolen paychecks and stolen prescription medication.
Zamora, also pleaded guilty to charges of possession of a controlled substance, and resisting arrest. Three counts of armed criminal action and three charges of assault of a law enforcement were dropped as part of the plea agreement.