Beaver Dam Woman Heading To Trial For Police Chase

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam woman accused of running from police is heading to trial. Kimberly Stevens waived her right to a preliminary hearing Thursday on one felony charge of Fleeing and Eluding a Traffic Officer along with misdemeanor Resisting an Officer and marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession. An arraignment hearing was also held and the defendant entered a plea of not guilty. Police were dispatched to the Pizza Hut on Industrial Drive in December. A woman reported that Stevens was harassing her sister for money, saying she would rob the store if she did not get it. The victim believes Stevens wanted the money for drugs but Stevens says she wanted it to go shopping. Stevens has a suspended license and when the police officer asked how she got to the store, the suspect put the vehicle in drive and sped away. A chase ensued down Highway 151 reaching speeds of 85-miles-per-hour before she exited at Highway 33 and ended the pursuit near Walker’s Restaurant. A high-risk traffic stop was conducted and Stevens was arrested at gunpoint. She reportedly struggled with the officer as he restrained her. A crack pipe was found in her vehicle and marijuana was in her jacket was she was searched at the jail. If convicted, the 34-year-old faces up to five years in prison.