When it comes to fleeing from the police in any state, many people do it on what would have been a minor traffic infraction. At times it turns out that the motorist is driving on a suspended license or does not have insurance. Fleeing from the police only increases the charges that a motorist can face. These charges can become serious if there is an accident caused by the fleeing suspect. The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reports on a woman who fled from police only to be captured after crashing into patrol cars.
At about 11 pm on Friday, February 2, a Coweta County Sheriff’s Deputy watched 24-year-old Shanna Gabrielle Sheets drift from her lane into another. When he attempted to pull the woman over, she accelerated. After signaling both left and right without turning, Sheets finally turned into the Winthrop Apartments Complex. She pulled to the back of the complex and circled buildings by driving on grass and then a walkway.
Sheets then made her way onto Carmichael Circle where she struck a Newnan Police car and plowed into the front of a Coweta Sheriff Department SUV.
Sheets attempted to run from the scene but was tasered by officers.
Inside the vehicle, police discovered five empty plastic baggies with a white residue, three cut up straws, some pieces of aluminum foil, and prescription medication.
Sheets told authorities that she ran because she knew her license was suspended and there was a warrant out for her arrest.
She is charged with DUI drugs, driving on a suspended license, fleeing and eluding police officers, failure to immediately report an accident, and possession of narcotics.
She is being held in the Coweta County Jail without bond.
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