Woman involved in December 2018 high-speed chase pleads no contest Tuesday; sentencing set for late August Featured

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Sentencing is coming next month for a woman involved in a high-speed pursuit nearly two years ago.

30-year-old Chelsea Brooks pled no contest to a single count of assault on a law enforcement officer with a deadly weapon, in this case, a vehicle, related to the December 2018 chase which began in Emporia and eventually ended around 10 miles south of Burlingame. She was subsequently found guilty of the charge by Judge Jeffry Larson.

As part of a plea agreement, additional charges, including an additional count of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, flee and elude, possession of methamphetamine and marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while suspended or revoked, were dismissed in the case.

Brooks faces a possible sentence of up to 46 months in jail and a $100,000 fine. Additionally, Brooks may be required to register on the Kansas Offender Registry for the next 15 years.

Any violation of the offender registration could result in an additional sentence down the road. Sentencing is now set for Friday, Aug. 28 at 1:15 pm.

Brooks is currently serving an eight-year prison sentence on federal charges in an undisclosed correctional facility.

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