Driver of stolen Postal Service truck arrested after chase ends in crash

January 10, 2019

As the U.S. Postal Service motto says, “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”

But a suspect who allegedly stole a Postal Service truck in New Mexico on Wednesday found that she could be stopped by “stop sticks” placed in the road and a police vehicle crashing into the truck, according to reports.

The suspect, identified as Chanel Eskleson, 34, was taken into custody in Raton, just south of the Colorado border, soon after police spotted the postal vehicle on Interstate 25 and initiated a pursuit, the Albuquerque Journal reported.

“Stop sticks” or spike strips were deployed to end the chase, but a police vehicle crashing into the mail truck had the most impact, according to the Journal.

It was unknown if any police officers were injured during the pursuit, crash and arrest.

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