River Falls woman leads police on chase

Published 5:40 pm Monday, September 7, 2015

A River Falls woman who was the subject of a two-day, missing person search in August was taken into custody Monday in Montgomery after a multi-county, high-speed chase ended in a crash.


The Montgomery Advertiser reported Monday that Marie Miller, 57, of River Falls, was taken into custody near the intersection of Woodmere and Eastern Boulevards.

Corporal Jess Thornton with the Alabama State Troopers said a pursuit began around 11:16 a.m. on US 231 in Pike County. Law enforcement sought to pull Miller over because she was driving 97 mph in a 55 mph zone.

The pursuit continued on U.S. 231 into Montgomery County where Montgomery Police Department used spike strips to deflate Miller’s tires around Trotman Road.

“(Miller) continued driving on deflated tires to where she ended up crashing,” Thornton said. “She was taken into custody without any further incident. There were no injuries. She’s going to be taken to a facility to be checked out because she’s got some mental issues. Right now, our main concern is getting her treatment at a local facility.”

Thornton said Miller would be written several citations for traffic violations, and could possibly be charged with attempting to elude law enforcement.

Miller was reported missing on Tues., Aug. 2, but River Falls Police said she was found on Thurs., Aug. 4.