Myrtle Beach woman calls 911 while being chased by police, demands $300,000

troot@thesunnews.comDecember 11, 2012 

A Myrtle Beach woman told N.C. authorities she would not stop for them unless they gave her $300,000, according to deputies in Brunswick County, N.C., who arrested her late Monday.

Jennifer Melissa Herring, 37, called 911 while being pursued to tell authorities there was no emergency, and that she would stop for $300,000, according to the police report.

When she finally stopped, she was charged with driving while impaired, felony fleeing to elude arrest, driving while license revoked, careless and reckless driving and driving left of center, according to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

About 11:30 p.m. Monday, deputies began to pursue her vehicle in the area of Holden Beach Road and Oxpen Road in Supply. Deputy Joe Cherry tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver refused.

With his blue lights and sirens engaged, Cherry chased the vehicle until it reached the end of Old Ferry Road, which was a dead end so Herring pulled into a private driveway, according to the release. The chase took about 15 minutes and reached speeds of up to 70 mph in a 45 mph speed limit zone.

Herring is being held at the Brunswick County Detention Center pending a bond hearing.

Herring also was charged in an unrelated case of failure to appear on a pending DWI case, which also was filed in Brunswick County, authorities said.

Contact TONYA ROOT at 444-1723.

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