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Police: FL woman facing charges following high-speed chase in Lafayette

Renee Gamboa. (Source: Lafayette Police Department) Renee Gamboa. (Source: Lafayette Police Department)

A Florida woman in now hospitalized and will be charged on multiple counts following an alleged high-speed chase in east Alabama early Monday. 

Lafayette police investigators say around 7:30 a.m., they received a call of a reckless driver in the city. When a patrol officer located the vehicle, the driver refused to stop and the chase began.

The chase continued to Hwy. 431/Lafayette Parkway where Chambers County Sheriff’s Deputies, Lee County Deputies and Opelika police got involved. Investigators say officers put down spike strips to stop her vehicle and the driver wrecked at the intersection of Morris Avenue in Opelika and 431.

The driver has been identified as Renee Gamboa of Florida. She was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover from her injuries.

No one else, including law enforcement and other motorist, were injured in the chase.

Gamboa is recovering at East Alabama Medical Center. She faces several charges including reckless driving, attempting to elude, reckless endangerment, driving on the wrong side of the road, reckless driving and not wearing a seat belt.

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