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Woman charged for running from police
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A woman who ran from police in a borrowed vehicle because she said she was nervous has been charged with reckless endangerment.
The woman, Teri A. Kemmerer, 24, was allegedly driving on a license which had been suspended twice when she led police on a winding chase through town in a vehicle she had on loan from the friend.
According to McMinnville patrolman Justin Shrum, he pulled Kemmerer over on Viola Highway for going 20 mph over the speed limit. However, Shrum said the woman did not wait around for her ticket.
“While I was running the tag she took off,” said Shrum, noting he already had written down the tag on the vehicle and was able to drive alongside her at one point. “I pursued the vehicle to a red light, pulled up beside, and saw Ms. Kemmerer was the driver.”
Shrum said the suspect ran a red light and drove on the shoulder of the road as the chase traveled through Depot Bottom. The danger of the pursuit prompted the officer to terminate the chase since he already had the tag information and a visual identification.
At that point, he went to the residence where the car was registered and discovered Kemmerer had borrowed the vehicle. Shrum then got the suspect on the phone.
“She admitted to running and turned herself in,” said Shrum, noting she was charged with reckless endangerment, evading arrest, and third-offense driving on a suspended license. “She stated she ran because she was nervous.”
She will face hearing in General Sessions Court later this month.