A young woman was arrested at 2 a.m. Wednesday morning for drunk driving and trying to outrun a police officer in North Augusta.
Chelsea Brodie, 21, of Shelby Drive, Aiken, was charged with DUI, driving under suspension, possession of a suspended license and failure to stop for blue lights.
Officer Tennant Duncan spotted Brodie speeding on West Avenue in a black Volkswagen Beetle and then watched her make a wide right turn on Jackson Avenue and strike the curb. So he turned on his blue lights and got behind the vehicle, but the young woman kept driving and even sped up, a report says.
Brodie turned right on Lake Avenue, left on Woodlawn Avenue, left on Stanton Drive and a right on Brooks Drive — all while being chased by the police car. She finally pulled over Brooks Drive and Stanton Drive. According to the officer’s report, Brodie was instantly argumentative when the cop told her to exit the car. Plus, a strong smell of alcohol was coming from her. Because of her attitude, the officer didn’t conduct a sobriety test and took her in to police headquarters, where a Breathalyzer test registered .16 BAC, twice the legal limit.
Brodie told the officer she “should not have been driving but was trying to get home,” the report says.
She was arrested and transported to the Aiken County Detention Center.