LEVEL PLAINS, Ala. (WDHN) — The Level Plains Police Department donated a Crown Victoria to the Clayhatchee Police Department.

Back in early January, Clayhatchee Police Chief Mike Heath got out of his patrol car to assist Daleville Police with a woman who was reportedly wielding a knife.

“I was backing up Daleville and we had an individual jump in the car and came through level plains all the way through enterprise,” Chief Heath said.

Andrea Collins, 45, from Enterprise got into the passenger side of chief heath’s vehicle and locked the doors.

She then led police on a multi-county car chase with speeds exceeding 80 miles per hour.

The Clayhatchee squad car went directly through downtown Enterprise and was stopped only after Enterprise Police used traffic spikes to flatten the tires, which caused the car to run off the road and crash, totaling the cruiser.

One car may not seem like much, but when it represents a third of the vehicles owned by the Clayhatchee police force, it can mean a lot more.

“I only had two old chargers and extremely high mileage on those and they were constantly breaking down almost on a weekly basis,” Chief Heath said.

One of the chargers will be retired soon, due to that high mileage.

With this new car, the Clayhatchee Police has enough vehicles to hire a third officer, which will go a long way for their department.

“This generosity both by Chief Summers and Mayor Thompson… I cant say how much we appreciate that. It helps keep us afloat a little while longer,” said Chief Heath.