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Woman Arrested Despite Plea for Holiday Leniency

Though a woman allegedly tried several antics to avoid a Christmas Eve arrest, she was ultimately unsuccessful and taken into custody.

34-year-old Renee Whiddon resides in West Monroe, Louisiana.

On December 24, Whiddon was reportedly driving her vehicle through town around 4:30 am.

A deputy with the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office was driving behind Whiddon’s car when they reportedly noticed that she was erratically operating her vehicle on the road.

According to the arrest affidavit, Whiddon had “cross(ed) the solid double line several times.”

The deputy reportedly watched for a moment to see if Whiddon was planning to turn the corner, and when she did not, she was pulled over.

When the deputy spoke with Whiddon, she reportedly said she didn’t have a valid license to drive as it had been suspended.

After identifying Whiddon, the deputy was informed that she had an active warrant for failing to appear, and she was told that she was being taken into custody.

The woman reportedly tried to stop the detainment by reminding the officer that it was Christmas.

When her appeal for holiday mercy fell on deaf ears, Whiddon allegedly fled on foot in a purported attempt to escape.

She did not make it more than a few feet before Whiddon reportedly ran directly into a parking sign. The impact of the collision caused Whiddon to get knocked to the ground.

Whiddon was placed under arrest and booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center. She is facing charges for suspicion of operating a vehicle on a suspended license, resisting an officer, an active failure to appear warrant, possession of a schedule II controlled dangerous substance, contraband, and probation violation.

If you or someone you love is suspected of a criminal offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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