Woman arrested after parkway chase
An intoxicated Deer Park woman drove erratically across all lanes of the Southern State Parkway on Friday afternoon before ramming her car into the guardrail and the back of three State Police patrol vehicles, police said.
Kim Trebing, 44, has been arrested by State Police on charges of reckless endangerment, possession of a controlled substance, criminal mischief, unlawful fleeing and driving while ability impaired by drugs.
The scene began at 12:38 p.m., when State Police received numerous calls from motorists about a woman in a red Chevrolet Cavalier driving erratically southbound on the Sagtikos Parkway, just north of the Southern State Parkway.
By the time State Police arrived, Trebing was traveling westbound on the Southern State, swerving across all three lanes and blocking traffic, police said.
State troopers attempted to stop the Cavalier near the Deer Park Avenue exit, but Trebing refused to comply, continuing to drive across all lanes of the parkway and forcing other motorists to stay behind to avoid a collision, police said.
State Police began to pursue the Cavalier, which was traveling at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour.
When troopers positioned their vehicles to stop the vehicle, police said she accelerated and struck one marked patrol car in the rear. The Cavalier then swerved onto the grass center median, struck a guardrail, re-entered the roadway and hit two more patrol cars in an attempt to avoid capture, police said. None of the troopers suffered serious injuries.
Once apprehended, Trebing was found to be incoherent and unable to stand or speak with troopers at the scene, police said. Trebing, who was found in possession of cocaine and prescription pills, was placed under arrest and her car was impounded.
Police said that Trebing was awaiting arraignment Saturday.