DAYTONA BEACH, Florida- April 22nd 2020 According to a News-JournalOnline.com news report that quotes a Daytona Beach Police arrest report, a woman stopped a woman and her four children for a traffic volition. A Daytona Beach police officer then attempted to make contact with the driver after the stop. The Woman took off when the officer tried to collect the Woman's license. The Woman then drove off to allude police.
The news report stated that the Woman's SUV had tinted windows and that the windows were too tinted to view inside of the SUV. The report also stated that the Woman had no driver's license. According to the news story, the Daytona Beach police were able to stop the Woman, but only after the police used stop sticks to deflate the Woman's tires.
The suspect is a 27-year-old woman whose residential address was not provided in the police report has been charged with four counts of child neglect without great harm, and fleeing and eluding police who had activated their lights and sirens. The Woman was also ticketed with several traffic violations such as driving with a suspended license with knowledge and running stop signs.
The incident began at approximately 9:45 p.m. when a police officer from the Daytona Beach Police Department noticed that a black Nissan SUV had window tint on the driver-side window that appeared to be too dark and illegal, according to the arrest report. The Daytona Beach police officer activated his car's police lights, and the officer attempted to stop the suspect at the 100 block of North Franklin Street. However, the driver would not stop and sped away to elude law enforcement.
The driver turned onto North Franklin Street, and she ran a stop sign prior to Turing onto Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard, where the Woman disregarded a second stop sign. The Woman driving the SUV then continued to elude police officers and would not stop until the police deployed a stop stick to deflate the Woman's tires, forcing her to stop. The SUV was stopped at Seagrave Street and Loomis Avenue. When the police officer made contact with the Woman's car, the officer noticed that the Woman had her four children in the car with her during the pursuit. The police turned the Woman's children over to an unnamed individual. The Woman's statement to police in the police report was redacted.
The Daytona Beach police officers searched the Woman's SUV and discovered several pill bottles and over 2 grams of what was described as a "green leafy substance" inside the Woman's purse, which was located in the back of the SUV, according to the arrest report.
In another incident, a man was charged with aggravated fleeing and eluding and two counts of vehicular homicide. The man also fled law enforcement while he was pulled over because of his dark tinted windows. The man sped away from the police and caused a tragic accident with another motor vehicle. This accident resulted in the death of a woman and her seven-year-old child. This occurred on April 1, 2020, near the intersection of Williamson Boulevard and Bellevue Avenue.
The thirty-three-year-old Dayton Beach man is being held at the Volusia County Branch Jail, where he was not allowed to post bond. The man has a lengthy criminal record, including convictions for retail theft, grand theft, possession of cocaine, and driving without a license.