Police: Oklahoma woman arrested after leading officers on chase because she had to use bathroom


(Photo courtesy of the Enid Police Department)

ENID, Okla. (NewsNation Now) — A 28-year-old Oklahoma woman was arrested in Enid after she allegedly led officers on a short chase, according to police.

Around 9 a.m. on Tuesday, an officer with the Enid Police Department stopped Emily Owings Sindt for not wearing a seatbelt.

The driver told the officer that it was her birthday, she had lost her license, and she needed to go to the bathroom.

Officers ultimately found out that Owings Sindt’s license was revoked and she had a warrant for her arrest in Woods and Grant counties.

While waiting for the information, Owings Sindt “revved her engine, cursed the officers at the scene and sped away with her tires squealing.”

Investigators said she led police on a chase for several blocks with speeds reaching 70 mph.

Once she was stopped, she was taken into custody.

Authorities said they discovered a glass meth pipe with burnt residue inside her vehicle.

Owings Sindt was arrested on complaints of eluding, reckless driving, driving under suspension, no seat belt, no insurance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

“Everybody poops, we know, but that’s no reason to commit a felony and put in danger the lives of officers, other motorists and pedestrians in the area. Also, be sure to buckle up. Seat belts save lives,” the Enid Police Department posted on Facebook.

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