Greenwood woman faces multiple charges after Saturday evening wreck
Monday, August 26, 2013 9:27 AM
A Greenwood woman was arrested after leading police on a high-speed chase following a fender bender late Saturday afternoon.
Lisa Iasimone-Jones, 48, of 227 Rock Knoll Drive, was charged with driving under the influence, failure to stop for blue light and leaving the scene of an accident attended in connection with the incident.
The suspect was involved in a crash at the intersection of Main Street and Seaboard Avenue just before 5:30 Saturday evening.
According to a Greenwood police report, witnesses reported the suspect left the scene of the crash, driving in a small white vehicle with front-end damage. One of the witnesses followed the vehicle east down Seaboard Avenue.
An officer spotted the vehicle heading north along New Market Street near Packer Avenue. The patrolman noted several cars seemed to be in pursuit of the car. As the officer approached the vehicle in his squad car, he saw the suspect swerve through traffic on New Market and make a left turn on East Cambridge, disregarding a red light. The suspect then proceeded west along Cambridge, disregarding another red light at Cokesbury Street and going airborne as her vehicle crossed the railroad tracks along Cambridge at a high rate of speed.
The officer continued to pursue the vehicle, which proceeded down Jennings Avenue, zipping through multiple stop signs, and coming to a stop at the dead end along that street.
When asked why she did not stop for police, the woman said she was involved in a crash with a truck, and became scared because she did not know what to do. Officers conducted a field sobriety test, which the suspect failed and she was arrested. The woman refused to provide a breath sample for a breathalyzer test when officers took her to the Greenwood County Detention Center.