Police: Driver, pregnant woman arrested after crashing stolen car

Police: Driver, pregnant woman arrested after crashing stolen car

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - A man and pregnant woman fled police in a stolen car before crashing into a telephone pole and attempting to escape on foot Thursday night, police said.

The woman, 29-year-old Alicia Kimberly Heakin, is pregnant. She was checked out at the hospital before being booked into the Lane County Jail on failure to appear in court on earlier charges. She also faces charges related to stealing the car and fleeing police.

The driver, Anthony Joseph Molaski, 27, faces an even longer list of charges related to the car chase, including assault, robbery and resisting arrest.

The incident started when police spotted a stolen 2003 Saturn Ion in a parking lot on Q Street around 9:25 p.m.

Officers saw two people run out of a store and get into the car. When police approached the car, it took off.

After the crash, both Molaski and Heakin ran from the scene. Officers caught up with them about a block away, police said.