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A Roseburg Towing employee, right, watches a cable from his truck begin to pull a Ford pickup from its side to an upright position after a pursuit that ended in front the Roseburg Travelodge on West Harvard Avenue on Saturday.

A woman driving a suspected stolen white Ford pickup led officers on a pursuit Saturday before losing control and rolling the pickup onto its side next to the Travelodge on West Harvard Avenue in Roseburg.

Roseburg Police Cpl. Doug Walton said the vehicle had been reported stolen Friday from Myrtle Creek, and spotted by an officer on Garden Valley Boulevard in Roseburg on Saturday afternoon.

The driver, Robi Cockrum, 24, of Canyonville, tried to get away from the officer by driving through the VA campus.

Officers were going to set spike strips to stop her, but she went around the patrolman and got involved in a minor pursuit instead, Walton said.

He said the pickup hit a curb and the front driver’s side tire exploded. It then slid into a parked car at the intersection of West Wharton Street and West Harvard Avenue, continued east along Harvard, came around the corner by the Travelodge and slid into the curb, causing the truck to go onto its side.

Cockrum complained of minor pains in her arm, leg and neck and was transported to the hospital, Walton said.

Cockrum was lodged at Douglas County Jail on charges including reckless driving, attempt to elude a police officer, two counts of failure to perform duties of a driver when property is damaged, parole violation, theft in the first degree, possession of a stolen vehicle, two counts of second-degree criminal mischief and three counts of recklessly endangering another person.

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