Marathon – A 28 year old Marathon woman refused to stop for deputies Thursday night and was arrested.
Deputy Chuck Kellenberger was on patrol at 8:15 p.m. when he saw the maroon colored Chrysler sedan in front of him, northbound at 109th Street in Marathon. The license plate was bent up so it could not be seen.
When he turned on his lights and siren to pull the car over, it refused to stop. It continued to travel at 57 miles per hour; the driver occasionally put on her brakes, but did not stop.
When the vehicle got to the red light at Key Colony Beach, the deputy turned off his emergency equipment and began following at a safe distance. He saw the vehicle run the red light and then pull into a nearby parking lot and he saw a woman – later identified as Sarah Fogarty – get out and run into a wooded area. A few minutes later, she walked out of the woods and denied driving the car, saying she was just “cutting through the woods” and wasn’t in the car at all.
Fogarty was handcuffed. She was charged with fleeing and eluding police. Her driver’s license – from Pennsylvania – was suspended. She had a glass pipe tucked in the waistband of her pants, like those commonly used to smoke crack cocaine. Her license tag was expired. She was also charged with those violations and she was taken to jail.