Police: Driver suspected of shoplifting, fleeing cops causes crash on I-5

FEDERAL WAY -- A woman accused of shoplifting at The Commons mall jumped into her car, tried to run over a Federal Way police officer pursuing her on foot Friday and then sped onto southbound Interstate 5 with police cars in pursuit, police said.  When she attempted a U-turn on I-5 to elude police, she struck two northbound cars and caused a massive backup, police said.

Minor injuries were reported in the accidents, Federal Way police said.

The suspect is in custody and will be be booked for felony assault of a police officer, theft charges and possible traffic charges, police said.