Valdese Woman Charged After Vehicle Pursuit Reaches Speeds Over 100 MPH

BURKE COUNTY, NC — Deputies have charged a 41-year-old Valdese woman who they say led them on a vehicle pursuit that reached speeds over 100 mph.

The chase reportedly started when deputies clocked Tracy Brooks going roughly 100 mph through a work zone near mile marker 111 on I-40 around 10:00 a.m. Wednesday morning. Brooks refused to stop for emergency lights and sirens, deputies say, and reached speeds up to 110 mph.

The chase ended after a roughly seven mile pursuit when Brooks pulled into the Sheriff’s Office parking lot, according to deputies, and said she was turning herself in on an outstanding warrant.

However, the Burke County Sheriff’s Office says she had no record of an outstanding warrant.

Brooks is now charged with one count Felony Flee/Elude Arrest. Deputies say her vehicles was also seized under the North Carolina Run and Done law.