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CHICAGO (WBBM/CBS) – A police chase from the city to the western suburbs last night had a most unusual start.

As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Bernie Tafoya reports, the chain of events began at 10:54 p.m. Thursday when a woman called for help, saying that she was in a stolen car and that she was not responsible for stealing it.

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Police began the chase at 59th Street and California Avenue, onto the Stevenson Expressway, and eventually onto Interstate 355. At that point, Illinois State Police caught up with the car around 71st Street, where the vehicle was involved in an accident.

The driver reportedly suffered minor injuries and was taken into custody.

Police say the woman was released without charges.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.