Woman with kids in car leads police on chase, crashes in Union County

- A woman is in custody after leading authorities on a car chase across county lines before crashing in Union County.

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, their aviation unit, "Snoopy," was following a vehicle that was being driven by a woman wanted on several felony warrants.

The woman, identified as 30-year-old Amanda Sawyer, eventually passed into Union County and ended up striking another vehicle on W. Roosevelt Blvd. and Dickerson Blvd. in Monroe.

According to NC State Highway Patrol, two children were also in the car. They are with family at this time. Sawyer was taken into custody and is being held without bond. Tuesday's incident resulted in Sawyer being charged with felony speeding to elude, C and R driving, aggressive driving, red light violation, child restraint violation and DWLR. 

Sawyer has been arrested 11 times in Mecklenburg County, according to arrest records.

The vehicle involved was later towed away from the scene.

Sawyer appeared in court Wednesday morning where her bail was set at $214,000. Her next court date has been set for October 22, 2018. 

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