SALISBURY – A woman from Apex took law enforcement officers from three counties on a wild ride on Interstate 85 Tuesday night, according to the report at the Salisbury Police Department.
Jessica Manuszak, 27, of Apex is currently under evaluation at a local hospital, but is facing charges of driving while impaired and felony flee to elude arrest.
Salisbury Police got involved just after 7:00pm when an officer driving on Jake Alexander Boulevard noticed a silver 2007 Pontiac G6 going more than one hundred miles an hour south on 85 near Jake Alexander Boulevard. The officer clocked the car at a top speed of 118 miles an hour.
The officer also noticed that the driver appeared to be throwing small white pieces of paper from the driver’s window and sun roof. When the officer turned on his sirens and blue lights, the driver did not stop but kept heading south, swerving from lane to lane, forcing several other drivers off the road.
The Highway Patrol in Cabarrus County picked up the chase near exit 60. The plan was to use stop sticks, but the driver then crossed over all lanes of traffic and went through the rest stop just north of Concord, causing a crash as she tried to get back on 85.
At that point the woman stopped, got out and stood beside the car. Officers noted that it appeared she had wet herself. When officers ordered her to get on the ground, she refused, and was forced to the ground and hand cuffed.
According to the report the woman told police she didn’t stop because someone was after her trying to kill her.
The woman was taken to be given a blood alcohol test, and while being transported, wet herself again in the back of the patrol car.
Police also discovered that the woman is accused of causing two accidents on 85 in Davidson County prior to driving through Rowan and into Cabarrus.