A scantily clad Florida woman reportedly stole a car and forced the police to chase her through several counties while driving over 100 MPH.
On the morning of May 15, the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office was notified about the alleged car theft of a 2009 Cadillac Sedan.
The Sheriff’s Office alerted the Florida Highway Patrol about the situation, and troopers joined the deputies that were already searching for the allegedly stolen vehicle.
The authorities saw the car on the south side of Interstate 75 in Hernando County, and deputies tried to perform a traffic stop.
The driver reportedly fled at a high speed and began weaving in and out of traffic. The police reported that they clocked the vehicle going 110 MPH as they pursued it through multiple counties.
Their chase had proven unsuccessful so far, and when the Cadillac reached State Road 52 in Pasco County, the police employed a PIT maneuver to force the driver to stop the vehicle.
The driver, who was reportedly nearly nude, was identified as 24-year-old Rachael Lynn Stefancich from Plant City, Florida. It was reported that the police learned the woman’s driver’s license had been suspended.
Upon searching the inside of the car, the authorities reportedly discovered methamphetamine and a glass piece of paraphernalia.
When she spoke with the troopers, Stefancich reportedly informed them that her aunt was the owner of the vehicle, and she asserted that she had permission to use it.
Stefancich was taken into custody and booked into the Hernando County Jail on a $24,000 bond. She is expected to face charges for suspicion of grand theft auto, reckless driving, fleeing and eluding, possession of methamphetamine, and driving on a suspended license.
If you or someone you love is suspected of a theft offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.