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Pictured is Driggs resident Lindsey Asselin’s pickup after she led local sheriff’s deputies on a pursuit from Driggs to Madison County.

A 38-year-old Driggs woman who was seriously injured in a crash that occurred while authorities were pursuing her is still trying to recover.

Lindsey Asselin was listed in serious condition at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls on Thursday afternoon.

She was transported to the hospital by air ambulance after the white Dodge pickup she was driving rolled during the pursuit on Tuesday.

The woman also reportedly hurt herself — there was a laceration on her throat, authorities said. Her dog died from a similar injury.

The incident began shortly before 5:30 a.m. Tuesday when Teton County Sheriff Tony Liford observed the pickup moving erratically near Main Street and Wallace Avenue in Driggs.

Suspecting the driver was under the influence, the sheriff attempted to stop the vehicle, according to a news release. But the driver continued south on Main and then left the roadway, did a U-turn, traveled north through Driggs and then pulled onto Highway 33.

The driver continued traveling at high speeds and in a reckless manner, sheriff’s officials said.

The pursuit continued into Madison County, and other law enforcement officers got involved.

The driver lost control of the pickup near mile marker 111, east of Newdale, sheriff’s officials said, adding that the vehicle left the roadway, entered a field and then rolled.

Asselin was the only person in the vehicle, sheriff’s officials said.

While investigating the scene, authorities say they discovered that Asselin had a self-inflicted laceration on her throat. Her dog, which had died from a knife wound on its throat, was also found in the vehicle.

Authorities have not yet determined if alcohol was a factor in the incident.

Teton County sheriff’s officials said they were grateful for Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Idaho State Police, Madison Fire Department and Idaho Lifeflight, all of whom assisted them during the incident.

State police have taken over the investigation.

The Standard Journal and Teton Valley News contributed to this article.