High-speed chase ends at elementary school, prompts lock down

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JUAB COUNTY, Utah (News4Utah) A elementary school was placed on lockdown Tuesday after a high-speed chase in Nephi.

Utah Highway Patrol says the chase started near Nephi following a traffic stop with speeds reaching 130 miles per hour.

The trooper passed the chase over to local law enforcement once the suspect, later identified as Regina Farrell, 27, exited the freeway.

As officers searched for Farrell, someone spotted the vehicle abandoned in the parking lot of Red Cliffs Elementary School. The school as put on lock down as officers searched for the woman.

Authorities say video showed the woman who had been in the car trying to get into the school, but the doors were locked.

Police later found Farrell at a gas station in Mona. Investigators say she had six warrants out for her arrest.

After searching the vehicle, police say they found numerous incidents of identity theft and credit card fraud. Farrell was booked into the Juab County Jail.

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