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Court documents reveal new details in trooper chase

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New details have emerged in Wednesday's highway patrol chase and shooting.

Rachel Coleman of Sioux Falls was involved in a car chase that left one state trooper in the hospital.

Andrew Steen is still in critical condition after a successful brain surgery following the incident that took place Wednesday.

Video from patrol cars at the scene are helping investigators figure out what exactly happened that morning.

Court documents show Rachel Coleman was out drinking the night before the chase began.

It was after 2:30 Wednesday morning when trooper Steen saw the 25-year-old, sitting through a green light.

Coleman began to drive erratically, Steen turned on his siren and she sped after her.

Court documents tell a riveting tale of a young woman who allegedly took officers on a chase throughout the city.

Coleman raced to the Windsor Heights Apartments near 50th and Marion before taking off again.

The chase continued through the Empire Mall parking lot and ended at The Bridges at 57th and Western.

Coleman rammed trooper Steen's patrol car in the parking lot.

Trooper Steen got out of his car, fired shots at her car but she still didn't stop.

Coleman then collided with another patrol car as she tried to get away.

Trooper Steen made another attempt to stop Coleman and fired shots as she ran right into him.

The documents state that trooper Steen landed on the concrete several feet away.

A Lincoln County deputy parked nearby on 57th, heard the gunshots and the officer down call on the police radio.

The deputy started to put up a spike strip when Coleman came racing towards him.

He fired shots to stop Coleman but she took off and headed north on Western.

The highway patrol picked up the chase and followed her.

Coleman eventually came to a stop at 47th and Western where she took off on foot but then caught by officers.

A court date has not been set yet for Rachel Coleman

Meanwhile, Coleman is charged with six counts related to Wednesday's chase, attempted murder - first degree; aggravated assault against a law enforcement officer; vehicular battery; DWI, her fourth; hit and run; and eluding a law enforcement officer.

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