North Little Rock woman arrested after high-speed chase ends in crash

Stormie Nicole Cotton (Photo: Pulaski County jail)

Arkansas State Police on Friday arrested a woman who led troopers on a high-speed chase from Maumelle to North Little Rock, according to an arrest report.

Troopers tried to stop a blue Ford Expedition traveling with a broken tail light about 10 p.m. at Arkansas 365 and Maumelle Boulevard. State police said the driver, identified as Stormie Nicole Cotton, 18, refused to stop.

Cotton reportedly drove faster than 100 mph as she weaved through traffic, drove off the road and ignored several stop signs. Troopers chased her roughly eight miles to Kelly and Pine Canyon roads in North Little Rock, where she drove through a fence and struck a tree, according to the report. That's where Cotton was arrested.

No injuries were reported.

Cotton of North Little Rock was charged with fleeing, reckless driving, first-degree criminal mischief and numerous traffic violations including failure to yield, driving without a license and driving without insurance.

She was being held in the Pulaski County jail Sunday.

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