Myrtle Beach, NC – A woman attempted to demand a $300,000 bribe from police when calling the 911 hotline. The kicker is that Jennifer Melissa Herring was calling 911 from her cell phone while in the middle of a police car chase.
About 11:30 PM Monday, North Carolina deputies in Brunswick County began to pursue Jennifer Melissa Herring’ vehicle in the area of Holden Beach Road and Oxpen Road in Supply. According to Myrtle Beach Online, Deputy Joe Cherry tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver refused, and she took off at high speeds.
The Myrtle Beach woman called 911 while being pursued to tell authorities there was no emergency. Instead, she claimed she would not pull over unless they gave her $300,000 dollars. Perhaps she was hoping that police would fear for the public’s safety and give up the chase, as was the case with Katt Willams and his three-wheeled motorcycle chase. The police obviously would not reward a reckless driver with a bribe in the face of blatant blackmail such as this .
Police Deputy Cherry chased the vehicle until it reached the end of Old Ferry Road, which was a dead end so Herring pulled into a private driveway. The police car chase took about 15 minutes and reached speeds of up to 70 mph in a 45 mph speed limit zone.
When Herring finally stopped, 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.
Herring is being held at the Brunswick County Detention Center pending a bond hearing. Herring also was charged in an unrelated case of failure to appear on a pending DWI case, which also was filed in Brunswick County.
What do you think of the audacity of this woman demanding a $300,000 bribe from 911 in order to pull over for a police car chase?