A Kentucky woman was arrested on numerous charges after she fled police in a stolen car Saturday night.
Deputy Orlando Alvarez was at 28th Street in Marathon just before midnight when the red Ford SUV passed him northbound at 60 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour zone. He attempted to pull the vehicle over, but it would not stop. He called in the car’s tag number and followed the vehicle with his lights and siren activated until he reached the 60 mile marker. At that point he radioed ahead for other deputies to be on the lookout for it, and he broke off his pursuit for safety reasons.
Deputies at the 74 mile marker spotted the vehicle and began pursuit of it again after Sheriff’s dispatchers discovered the vehicle was reported stolen from Broward County. Sergeants on duty who were monitoring radio traffic from the pursuit directed deputies to set up stinger spikes at the south end of the Snake Creek Bridge. The spikes were successful at stopping the car. All three people in the car were detained.
The driver, 38 year old Rebecca Adams said she didn’t stop the car for law enforcement because “she was scared”. She also admitted to knowing her driver’s license was suspended. A passenger in the car told Deputy Alvarez Adams offered him a ride from Key West to north Florida. He said he told Adams to pull over for officers but she reportedly told him “I’m not going back to jail. I’m going to keep going until I run out of gas.”
Adams was arrested. She was charged with fleeing and eluding police, driving with her license suspended, grand theft of a vehicle and she was issued a citation for unlawful speed. She was booked into jail.