Andalusia woman attempts to flee OPD, wrecks

Published 12:30 am Saturday, May 7, 2016

This 2003 Xterra crashed into an embankment Friday.

This 2003 Xterra crashed into an embankment Friday.

Opp Police arrested an Andalusia woman after she attempted to flee police.

OPD chief Mike McDonald said that an officer closed a 2003 Nissan Xterra traveling 92 mph in a 65 mph zone on Hwy. 84 west.

“The officer turned around on the Xterra to make a traffic stop,” McDonald said. “The Xterra then turned on Walding Road attempting to flee from the officer,” he said. “Once on Walding Road, the vehicle made a left turn on Hub Brown Road at a high rate of speed losing control of the vehicle and crashing into an embankment.”

McDonald identified the driver as 19-year-old Dashay Owens.

She was not injured.

McDonald said she was charged with fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer.

Owens was also issued several citations.