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Spangler's getaway attempt a real drag
Kristyn A. Spangler is charged with evading arrest and reckless endangerment.

A woman faces felony charges after leading police on a pursuit through town, dragging her passenger part of the way after he tried unsuccessfully to dive from the moving car.
The driver, Kristyn A. Spangler, 20, is charged with evading arrest and reckless endangerment. Her hearing is set for Aug. 15.
According to McMinnville policeman Brad Hall, an officer tried to pull over Spangler’s Mazda on West Sparta Street because she was not wearing a seatbelt. However, the driver continued on, ignoring his blue lights.
“While on Winding Way, the male in the front passenger seat opened the door to get out of the vehicle,” Hall explained. “While he was trying to get out, the driver sped up causing him to be knocked down and dragged by the car on Winding Way.”
The woman continued speeding away from police, looping around through residential streets, traveling up to 60 mph through the neighborhoods.
“The car was swerving in and out of traffic on North Chancery,” the officer reported, noting the pursuit became too dangerous. “Due to the recklessness, we stopped the pursuit.”
Police were able to determine it was Spangler behind the wheel of the car. She was taken into custody later. Officers found the reason she fled was likely because of outstanding warrants against her at the time on charges of violation of probation and failure to appear in court.