High-speed chases in this town are a dime a dozen. High-speed chases led by women with as much panache and style as petite 22-year-old Ta Chyna Shuntrell Watson are another thing altogether.
On the night of June 1, Watson was alleged by West University Police to have failed to use her turn signal in the 5700 block of College, a block or so south of Bissonnet. (Watson shouldn't feel too bad -- people with names like "Ta Chyna Shuntrell" have been pulled over by West U cops on far flimsier pretexts.) Watson refused to pull over and the chase was on.
Before it ended without incident in an industrial nether zone on Market Street in Jacinto City 20 miles away, Watson and her pursuers -- which eventually grew to include Bellaire and Houston cops -- reached speeds of over 100 mph. Ho hum: that's fairly typical H-Town car chase fare.
But that's just where Watson starts to prove herself the Diva of High-Speed Police Chases.
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