Conway police arrested Nikki Rust, 41 of Greers Ferry, Monday after she was released from a hospital stay due to injuries sustained in a vehicle chase on Oak Street earlier this month.

The chase, which lasted just under a minute, resulted in injury for Rust and another motorist and passenger after Rust ran a red light at Ingram Street.

Rust was arrested on three felony charges of fleeing with serious injury, second degree battery and criminal mischief. She was also cited with DWI, third degree battery, reckless driving, and driving with a suspended license and no insurance.

La Tresha Woodruff, public information officer for the Conway Police Department, said the other motorist, an 18-year-old male, and a 16-year-old female passenger were treated for injuries. She said she did not know their conditions at this time.

Rust was taken to Baptist Hospital in Little Rock where she was treated for a fractured neck that doctors said would require surgery and an extended hospital stay.

Woodruff said Monday Rust was arrested in Little Rock on a warrant, and that she had been released from the hospital for an unknown period of time before she was located.

"At the time, her injuries seemed to be more serious than they turned out to be," Woodruff said.

The CPD report created at the time of the incident stated there was a cold beer in the back seat of Rust’s car, as well as numerous empty beer cans on the front seat and a cold, partially empty beer on the floor of the vehicle.

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