By Sarah Willets firstname.lastname@example.org
March 11, 2014
FAIRMONT — A Maxton woman driving almost 100 mph over the speed limit was arrested this weekend following a brief car chase that ended in a wreck and her facing drug charges, according to Fairmont police.
After racing through a two-mile stretch of South Main Street on Sunday morning, 29-year-old Lakeisha Braddy crashed her 2008 Nissan Altima in a roadside ditch and officers found two small bags of marijuana, said Chief Danny Parker, head of the town’s Department of Public Safety.
The chase began at about 10 a.m. when Corp. Evan Whitley saw Braddy “carelessly and recklessly trying to turn away” while approaching a license checkpoint at Pittman and Church streets, Parker said. Whitley and Officer Jason Norris pursued Braddy, whose vehicle struck an AT&T telephone box during the chase.
At the intersection of Jonesville and Walnut streets, Braddy lost control of her car and ran into a ditch, causing about $2,000 in damage to the car, Parker said.
No one was injured the chase; Braddy refused any emergency medical treatment.
Parker said speeds during the chase reached 130 mph in the 35-mph zone.
Braddy, who lives on North Elm Street in Maxton, is charged with fleeing to elude arrest, failure to stop for blue lights and siren, injury to personal property, driving without a license, a seat-belt violation, a stop-sign violation, exceeding 100 mph in a 35-mph zone, careless and reckless driving to endanger, improper passing of other vehicles, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
She was jailed under a $1,865 bond.