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Florida Woman, Almost Naked, Leads Cops On High-Speed Chase In Stolen Car

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An almost naked Florida woman was arrested Saturday after leading troopers on a high-speed chase through several counties in a stolen car.

Troopers received an indication around 10 a.m. Saturday that the stolen 2009 Cadillac sedan was seen traveling on I-75 in Sumter County, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) said. The stolen car was located on the interstate in Hernando County, where troopers attempted a traffic stop.

But the vehicle did not stop. Rather it sped away, reaching a speed of 110 mph at a point. The driver kept changing lanes, and while troopers chased her through the roads, the car did not stop until troopers pulled up next to the vehicle and persuaded the driver to exit the interstate. Eventually, the driver exited the interstate onto State Road 52 in Pasco County, where troopers used a PIT maneuver to disable the vehicle.

When the driver, an almost-naked 24-year-old Rachael Lynn Stefancich got out, she was taken into custody. A glass pipe used for smoking methamphetamine and a substance believed to be meth was also found inside the car. And Stefancich was also found to be driving under a suspended license.

Stefancich was charged with grand theft auto, reckless driving, fleeing and eluding, possession of methamphetamine, and driving with a suspended license.