Public Safety

Cedar Rapids woman faces multiple charges after leading police on chase through SW quadrant

A Cedar Rapids woman faces multiple charges after he allegedly led police on a chase on the city’s southwest side.

According to the Cedar Rapids Police Department, officers were notified that a wanted person was spotted at Walmart on 29th Avenue SW.

Police said Quiana Lee McMackin, 37, was wanted on probation revocations for possession of a controlled substance and second- and third-degree theft.

Police responded to the Walmart at about 10 p.m. Wednesday, where they saw McMackin getting into a 2001 Nissan Maxima that had no license plates. As they approached the vehicle, police said McMackin locked the doors and sped off.

Police said officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but McMackin continued driving, exiting the Walmart parking lot onto 29th Avenue SW without stopping or yielding. McMackin then continued down 29th Avenue SW at 55 miles per hour, running a red light at Edgewood Road before turning north on 27th Street SW.

While on 27th Street SW, police said McMackin briefly lost control of the vehicle before running a stop sign at Wilson and 27th streets and turning onto Hickory Drive SW. She then took Hickory Drive to 29th Street SW and then turned eastbound onto Willow Street SW.

On Willow Street, police said McMackin again left the roadway, driving on grass and narrowly missing mailboxes. She continued on Willow Street turning north on 25th Street SW, and then turning east onto Matthew Drive SW.

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McMackin then turned onto Probst Drive and then east onto Shady Grove Road SW, which ends in a dead end.

At the end of Shady Grove SW, police said McMackin drove off the road into the mud and ended up driving into a pile of mulch, down an embankment and through vegetation before striking a tree.

She then attempted to flee on foot and was apprehended, according to the police department.

McMackin was arrested on charges of eluding, interference with official acts, possession of drug paraphernalia, as well as nearly a dozen traffic offenses.

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