Woman who led police on chase with kids in car faces additional charges
Posted On: 9th August, 2018
By: FOX 46 Web Staff, Fox46Charlotte.com
UNION COUNTY, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) – A woman who led police on a chase before crashing into another vehicle in Union County on Tuesday is facing additional charges.
Amanda Sawyer, 30, was arrested Tuesday after she crashed her car into another vehicle in Monroe. A search of Sawyer’s vehicle revealed numerous stolen boxes of Dewalt power tools and an unopened box of Milwaukee M18 fuel combo kit, the total value placed at more than $5,000, according to the Union County Sheriff’s Office. The tools were taken from Home Depot stores in High Point and Burlington.
Detectives say they also seized a small amount of marijuana.These charges are in addition to the 21 charges she already faced following Tuesday’s pursuit. She remains in the Union County Jail.
The StarChase system is a proven, less-lethal technology that provides a significant tactical advantage to law enforcement officers in failure-to-yield or high-risk flight situations. Once a vehicle is tagged it enables a dispatcher to track the suspect in real time using a web-based mapping program. The officer remains on the street, a potentially dangerous pursuit is avoided, and the offender can then be safely apprehended.