Woman arrested after 130-mph chase

A woman was arrested Tuesday morning after a 130-mph chase ended in the parking lot of an elementary school in Lehi, leading to a campus lockdown.

According to Utah Highway Patrol officials, Regina Farrell, 27, pulled over for a routine traffic stop on I-15 but sped off as a trooper approached her vehicle.

The trooper pursued and chased her at speeds up to 130 mph until she exited the freeway and headed toward Nephi. Local officers took up the chase and eventually found Farrell's vehicle abandoned in the parking lot of Red Cliffs Elementary school.

The school was placed on lockdown shortly after 9 a.m. as officers searched school grounds.

Farrell was seen on security videos exiting the car and attempting to enter the school through the front door and several locked doors outside.

Authorities received a call that a couple was giving the woman a ride after finding her hiding about half a block from the school. As they approached Mona, Farrell jumped out of the car near a gas station, police said.

Police found Farrel standing near the gas station an arrested her.

According to Utah Highway Patrol officials, a search warrant on the vehicle reveals several incidents of identity theft and credit card fraud. There were six warrants for her arrest totaling $45,505.

Farrell was booked into the Juab County Jail.

Photo courtesy of Juab County Jail.

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