A woman who ran from police in a borrowed car will spend half a year behind bars.
The woman, Teri A. Kemmerer, 24, entered guilty pleas before General Sessions Judge Larry Ross to charges of evading arrest and third-offense driving on a suspended license. She was given 90 days on both of those charges to be served one after the other. She was also directed to serve the remainder of a former sentence for violating her probation. She must pay a total of $688 in fines and costs.
Her sentences come after she ran from the law after being pulled over on Viola Highway for going 20 mph over the speed limit. The officer said she took off as he was running her license tag prompting a chase which came toward downtown McMinnville through Depot Bottom. The officer said he was able to pull alongside the woman and get a good look at her before calling off the pursuit due to concerns about public safety.
The woman ended up turning herself in later after police spoke with the owner of the car which Kemmerer had borrowed. She told police she fled because she was nervous.