Cops: Woman in chase would only stop for $300K

Jennifer Melisa Herring (Image courtesy Brunswick County Sheriff's Office)

December 11, 2012 8:05:40 AM PST
The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday it has arrested a South Carolina woman after a bizarre chase in which she allegedly dialed 911 and offered to stop if she was given $300,000.

Deputies said the chase began when an officer tried to stop 37-year-old Jennifer Melisa Herring, of Misty Pine Drive, Myrtle Beach, for a traffic violation just before 11:30 p.m. Monday night.

Herring allegedly kept going, despite the deputy's blue lights and siren. The chase hit speeds of 75 mph in a 45 zone. During the chase, the sheriff's office said Herring called 911 from her cell phone and told an operator that there was no emergency, and she'd stop if she was paid $300,000.

After 15 minutes, Herring was captured when she hit a dead end and was boxed into a driveway.

Herring was charged with driving while impaired, felony fleeing to elude arrest, driving while license revoked, careless and reckless driving, and driving left of center.

She was also arrested on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in a previous DWI case.

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