MOSES LAKE – A woman was sentenced to 90 days in jail in connection to a November pursuit in Moses Lake.
Charlotte Albert, 51, pleaded guilty in Grant County Superior Court to assault in the third degree and attempting to elude as part of a plea agreement. A charge of assault in the second degree was dismissed.
Albert was given a sentence less than the standard range under a first time offender waiver, according to court records.
Albert was arrested Nov. 3 when Moses Lake police were called for woman driving erratic and stopping randomly on East Broadway Avenue. Officers located Albert's Honda Accord and attempted a traffic stop after she changed lanes without signaling, according to Moses Lake police.
An officer followed the vehicle onto North Stratford Road where Albert pulled in the Grocery Outlet parking lot and stopped. The officer opened the door of the woman’s vehicle and told her to get out. Albert smiled and drove off, running several red lights and driving into oncoming traffic.
Police successfully used spike strips on the vehicle on North Grape Drive. Albert continued, again back into oncoming traffic and onto North Stratford Road where she drove into several parking lots.
Officers stopped the pursuit due to safety concerns for other drivers who began trying to stop Albert.
Police were again called as Albert ran several stop signs and red lights. Police say Albert rammed a state patrol vehicle on West Broadway Avenue after several attempts to get her stop. A trooper then performed a PIT maneuver, causing Albert’s car to spin and come to a stop.
The trooper was able to break a window on Albert’s vehicle to keep her from driving off.
Albert told police people were trying to take off her skin and she demanded to go to the hospital. She was instead arrested and taken to jail.