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Police said a Hebron woman, who engaged police in a pursuit Saturday after callers reported she was driving erraticall­y, was located at a garage at the Mohegan Sun Casino.

Lori Lanagan, 47, was charged with interferin­g with police, following too closely, failure to use a turn signal, driving without minimum insurance, driving with a suspended license, failure to drive in proper lane, reckless driving, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, engaging police in pursuit, and failure to comply with fingerprin­t requiremen­ts.

At about 5:35 p.m. on Saturday, state police from the Troop K barracks in Colchester were notified by police at the Troop H barracks in Hartford of a Jeep Wrangler erraticall­y operating on Route 2 eastbound, in the area of Exit 11 in Glastonbur­y, according to a news release. Police said they received several emergency calls about the Jeep, with callers describing it as a danger to drivers.

Police said a state trooper tried to stop a vehicle matching that descriptio­n that was heading on Route 2 eastbound in the area of Exit 23 in Bozrah, but the Jeep did not stop. The trooper pursued the Jeep, continuing eastbound on Route 2 and onto Interstate 395 southbound in Norwich for about 5 miles, before stopping for safety reasons.

About 10 minutes later, Mohegan Tribal Police informed state police at Troop E in Montville that the vehicle’s registrati­on was detected by a license plate reader at the Riverview Garage at Mohegan Sun, and troopers and state police located her, according to the release.

Police said when Lanagan was interactin­g with troopers, she “exhibited signs of possible impairment, was uncooperat­ive throughout the investigat­ion and physically resisted being taken into custody.” Soon after she went to Troop K for arrest processing, she requested medical help and was taken to Marlboroug­h Medical Center.

At the hospital, “Lanagan refused to cooperate with troopers’ efforts to complete her arrest processing,” police said.

She was held in lieu of $100,000 bond and transferre­d to the Janet S. York Correction­al Institutio­n. Her arraignmen­t was scheduled for Monday at Norwich Superior Court.

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