An out-of-state driver is accused of calling 911 during a roughly 15 minute police chase and spending roughly 10 minutes with the 911 dispatcher negotiating a fee to pull over. The Brunswick County Sheriff's Department says that a deputy sought to conduct a traffic stop around 11:25 Monday night. Authorities claim that the Myrtle Beach woman not only failed to pull over, but also called 911. During the call, authorities say that the woman said that no emergency existed and she requested a $300,000 fee to pull over.
Deputies claim that they chased the woman in her SUV for roughly 15 minutes. Authorities claim that the woman reached speeds of roughly 70 miles per hour in a 45 zone during the police chase. The chase reportedly ended when the 37-year-old woman accused of offering to pull over for a 300-grand fee reached a dead end on the road and pulled into a private driveway.
Law enforcement says that the woman was impaired during the alleged incident. Deputies say that they had to tackle the woman in the private driveway after she got out of her vehicle. The woman is accused of being less than cooperative while she was being taken into custody. Deputies say that they had to threaten to use Tasers before the woman agreed to sit upright in a police cruiser.
The 37-year-old is accused of a string of offenses in Brunswick County, North Carolina. Authorities say she is facing multiple counts, including felony fleeing to elude arrest, DWI, driving while revoked, carless and reckless driving, and driving left of center. She was booked into the Brunswick County Detention Center on a $13,000 bond. Authorities say that she is also being held on an outstanding warrant from Brunswick County for failure to appear on separate DWI charges.
Source: WBTW, "Myrtle Beach woman calls 911 during chase, offers to stop for $300k, deputies say," Rusty Ray, Dec. 11, 2012