This Sunday afternoon, a woman led Cobb County police officers on a high-speed chase in a stolen police car.
The officers responded to a suspicious woman who allegedly had a gun at the intersection of Windy Hill Road at I-75. The woman, later identified as Emmerli Wilcoxson, somehow managed to get into the police car during the stop and took off. One thing is for certain in this case: heads will roll for that reason alone.
Speeds exceeded 100 mph during the chase. However, the ending of the pursuit was somewhat atypical. After hitting two other vehicles and then a wall, she managed to get out and run from the police.
One of the victims, identified as Greg Titus, suffered severe injuries. Her actions also hurt a police officer, thereby further aggravating the situation.
Ms. Wilcoxson will be facing a myriad of charges, including, but not limited to, Theft of government property (the police car), Serious Injury By Vehicle, Obstruction of an Officer, Speeding, and Hit And Run.
She could also face aggravated assault charges because her actions appear intentional. As my readers know, intentional crimes are always more serious than traffic offenses that are crimes without specific intent.
There is no doubt that she will need a top-rated Cobb County DUI Attorney. This story is another illustration of how much worse you can make things for yourself by attempting to escape from the police. There is no doubt that the initial reason she was being investigated in the first place was far less consequential than everything that happened thereafter.