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Raving woman leads police on bizarre low-speed chase

A LOW-SPEED chase closed part of the Bruce Hwy yesterday, as a woman led police on a 40km pursuit, ramming and sideswiping cars on her way.

The chase ended when police used spikes to puncture the tyres of the car.

Police closed part of the highway between the Caboolture Rd overpass and Roys Rd at Beerwah amid fears for public safety.

In the bizarre 40-minute low-speed pursuit, the 34-year-old Lutwyche woman driving a Nissan Pulsar led police slowly up the highway at speeds lower than the limit.

Police alleged the woman had been driving erratically on the highway.

One of her tyres was stripped of rubber, worn down right to the rim.

She weaved across marked lanes as she headed north in the 110kmh zone.

A cavalcade of traffic banked up behind her as police gradually blocked the highway.

A Police Media spokesman said a member of the public called police about 9.30am when the woman was driving erratically near the Caboolture Rd overpass at Burpengary.

The woman refused to stop, ignoring police and the chase began.

A tyre deflation device was deployed north of Roys Rd, puncturing two of the Pulsar's tyres.

Even after she drove through the trap, she travelled for another 2.6km.

Police said when the car finally stopped, the woman was raving and taken to Caboolture Hospital for medical treatment.

Investigations are continuing, but no charges have been laid against the woman.

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