(Update) Bluffs woman faces felony charge following Wed. morning pursuit


December 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Authorities says a Council Bluffs woman who led police and deputies on a meandering chase early Wednesday morning, faces a felony assault charge for allegedly driving a vehicle that hit a police cruiser. The Council Bluffs NonPareil says 34-year old Dawn Scott was being held in the Pottawattamie County Jail Wednesday, on $5,000 bond. She was charged with felony assault on a police officer, with additional charges pending.

The incident which led to Scott’s arrest began around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, when a Bellevue, NE, police officer went to check on a 1996 Ford Taurus that had stopped on a highway off-ramp. The officer said the car nearly backed into his cruiser, and then headed north toward Omaha. The chase continued into Omaha and back to Bellevue, where the car stopped several times and sped away whenever officers approached. Scott eventually went to Omaha and then drove east into Council Bluffs, using the westbound lanes of Interstate 80.

She was finally taken into custody a little after 3 a.m., when one of the car’s tires went flat on Second Avenue in Council Bluffs. According to Pott. County Sheriff Jeff Danker,  Scott tried to take off on foot before officers were able to subdue her. She was charged with felony assault on a peace officer for striking the Bellevue officer’s cruiser, and eluding.