A woman is now in custody after she was involved in a police chase that ended in a crash on the corner of California Avenue and Plumas Street in Reno.

Authorities say the incident began on October 23rd after an officer approached 21-year-old Lanayah Happy for allegedly using fake license plates on her car.

Police say they discovered that Happy possibly had two warrants for her arrest, but Happy resisted and fought the officer when they tried to detain her in an attempt to flee. They say managed to place her vehicle in gear while the officer tried to place her into custody, and struck an officer in the leg with her vehicle as she fled the scene.

Happy allegedly hit a patrol car during the chase while driving on California where she eventually hit another car at an intersection.

Authorities say the person she hit, along with a passenger, and the officers involved received only minor injuries.

Happy was booked into the Washoe County Jail on several charges including DUI. 

The Nevada Highway Patrol is conducting a protocol crash investigation for the Reno Police Department due to the circumstance of this incident.

This is still an active investigation and the Reno Police Department is asking anyone who may have had their vehicle struck by the suspect, or who may have more information on this case to contact the Reno Police Department at (775) 334-2115, or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900,  www.secretwitness.com, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword – SW