A 29-year-old St. Paul woman reportedly stole a vehicle from an Eden Prairie gas station on Nov. 16, then led police on a high-speed chase.
According to a Hennepin County criminal complaint, Marissa Sojourner Clobes was charged with theft of a motor vehicle and fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle. Both are felonies.
Eden Prairie police responded to a vehicle theft call from Speedway gas station, 13195 Pioneer Trail, at 6:34 a.m. Nov. 16, the complaint stated.
The owner of a 2007 Honda Accord told police he left the car running with the keys in the ignition while he went into the gas station.
When he came back, the car was gone. Police spotted the car driving near 8051 Flying Cloud Drive.
After following it until backup arrived, officers attempted to stop the car near Highway 7 and Interstate 494 in Minnetonka. However, it fled eastbound on Highway 7 at rates of speed of 100 mph.
As the car fled, police used spike strips to try to stop it. The vehicle ran over the strips but fled onto Louisiana Avenue. It exited the highway and crashed in the middle of a roundabout, the complaint stated.
The driver, who later turned out to be Sojourner Clobes, fled on foot, eventually being chased down by police and arrested.
Sojourner Clobes claimed, according to the complaint, that she swallowed fentanyl. She was transported to a hospital, where she tried to run away.
A surveillance video at the gas station showed Sojourner Clobes getting into the car after getting out of another vehicle.
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