For some people, an encounter with a police officer is anxiety-producing. Even seeing a police officer parked on the side of the road can prompt some drivers to respond in unexpected ways. Unfortunately, police say that a mother in Georgia recently started a police pursuit after she fled when an officer attempted to pull her over. She is now suspected of drug crimes, among other accusations.
The incident that led to the woman’s arrest began just before 10 p.m. one night in October. According to police officers, the woman executed a lane change that they described as both abrupt and unsafe. An officer turned on his lights and attempted to pull her over but claims she sparked a six minute chase.
Reports indicate that the chase ended when an officer performed a maneuver that forced the woman’s vehicle to spin to a stop. She reportedly exited the vehicle with her hands up, and police claim they then discovered two children inside. Police also state that the driver seemed to be under the influence of drugs, and they reportedly discovered drugs in the woman’s vehicle. She has since been charged with multiple crimes, including fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, endangering a child and a violation of the Controlled Substances Act, among others.
Often, people in Georgia charged with drug crimes, among other accusations, are unfamiliar with the best way to respond. Fortunately, there are attorneys with experience with such accusations who can help a suspect or defendant fully understand the accusations against them. Depending on the available evidence and other factors, some people may choose to fight charges in court while others may decide that a plea deal is in their best interests.
Source: 11alive.com, “Mom arrested for DUI after high-speed chase with two kids in car“, Tim Darnell, Oct. 20, 2017