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December 17, 2012
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911 audio: Woman demands $300K to pull over in N.C.

The woman refuses to pull over, insisting that there is no emergency

By PoliceOne Staff

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. — A woman can be heard demanding $300,000 to pull over as she is being pursued by police in a 911 recording released Monday.

Jennifer Melissa Herring, 37, tells the confused dispatcher that there is no emergency, and that she will pull over only after they agree to pay her the fee.

“Ok, I don't know what you're talking about. What can I do for you?” the dispatcher responds.

“I know you don't, I know you don't,” Herring is heard saying.

Herring explains to the 911 operator that there is a $300,000 fine for giving a false sense of emergency, inferring that the cruiser behind her has no reason to be pursuing her with lights and siren on.

Deputy Joe Cherry pursued Herring for 15 minutes Monday until they reached a dead end and she was forced to stop, according to the Charlotte Observer.

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.

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