When most people lead police on high-speed chases, it’s usually because they have a warrant out for their arrest or just committed a serious crime. You know, the type of deal you see play out on your average Cops episode. Imani Edwards of Cleveland, Ohio, on the other hand, decided to start the chase that ended in multiple wrecked vehicles all because she was late to work. At least, that’s what she told the police officers who tried pulling her over.
As you can see from the above video, getting boxed in by cops with their guns drawn wasn’t enough to get Edwards to stop. After smashing into several police cruisers, she kept the chase going. Even when a trooper rammed into the back of her car, causing her to smash into a utility pole, completely destroying her car’s entire back portion, Edwards kept right on chugging along. She must’ve really liked her job.
Running stop sign after stop sign and red light after red light, Edwards was finally apprehended after an officer forced her off the road and into another utility pole.
Somehow, no one was injured in the wild chase, and Newburgh Heights Police Chief John Majoy praised officers for not firing their weapons once during the chase.
“Their lives were at stake, she almost ran them over, that’s a 2,000 pound weapon coming at you, they jumped out of the way just in the nick of time, to save their own lives,” Majoy said, according to Cleveland 19.
Edwards is charged with felonious assault and failure to comply. Now, getting to work on time is clearly among the least of her problems.
This post was originally published on March 26, 2019.