Police chase spanning two counties ends in arrest

Deputies in Johnson and Brown counties worked together early Tuesday morning to end a police chase.

A Brown County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson says that, just after midnight, its department was notified of a vehicle chase that began in Johnson County. The spokesperson says that the pursuit continued into the Peoga area of Brown County and encompassed numerous county roads in the northern part of the county, allowing Brown County authorities to take part. Officials say that the chase lasted approximately one hour before Johnson County deputies were able to end it by deploying “stop sticks” to deflate the fleeing vehicle’s tires.

The driver of the fleeing vehicle, who was identified as Lona Albertson, was taken into custody by Johnson County authorities with no further incidents. She will be facing a number of charges.