Two women arrested following police chase through Charlottesville

Alysa Heyden and Katelyn Breeden
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (NEWSPLEX) -- The Charlottesville Police Department says two women have been arrested and charged for leading officers on a chase through the city and into Albemarle =ounty.

Eighteen-year-old Katelyn Breeden was arrested and charged with felony eluding, grand larceny, DUI and had several other warrants out for her arrest.

Twenty-year-old Alysa Heyden was arrested and charged with grand larceny. Both are being held at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail.

According to police, the chase started on 6th Street SE around 9:30 p.m. Saturday when officers noticed a stolen Kia Optima.

The Optima had been reported stolen from Prospect Avenue the day before.

Police say the chase started when the Optima sped away from officers. Police then chased the Optima through Belmont, onto Interstate 64 Westbound then onto Rockfish Gap Turnpike.

Police say the chase ended near Greenwood Road when the Optima ran off the road and into an embankment.

The Charlottesville Police Department says the Albemarle County Police Department helped in the pursuit.

There were no injuries in the police chase, which police say lasted about 12 minutes.

Katelyn Breeden
Alysa Heyden

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