Driver tries to get in high-speed pursuit, passenger kills ignition

Driver tries to get in high-speed pursuit, passenger kills ignition
Georgia York (Source: Craighead County Sheirff's Department)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Jonesboro woman tried to lead police on a high-speed chase, but her passenger had different ideas.

According to an incident report from the Jonesboro Police Department, Officer Bryan Bailey attempted to pull over a Ford Mustang just after 1 a.m. Friday when he learned the license plate on the car came back to a different vehicle.

Officer Bailey stated he tried to initiate a traffic stop on Johnson Avenue at Bridge Street, but the driver didn't stop.

The report states the vehicle continued through the Main Street intersection and was picking up speed.

"I continued at 48 mph and the driver was slowly gaining distance on me," Officer Bailey stated.

Officer Bailey then said all of a sudden, the vehicle hit the brakes and came to a slow stop just before Culberhouse Drive.

The driver of the vehicle, Georgia York, 24, of Jonesboro was then placed into custody.

Officer Bailey said the passenger of the car told him that York said she was "trying to get into a high-speed pursuit."

That's when the passenger said he reached over and turned off the ignition.

York had several warrants out for her arrest through the Jonesboro Police Department and through Craighead, Lawrence and Poinsett Counties.

She's been charged with multiple misdemeanors including fleeing, hazardous driving, and driving on a suspended license.

York will appear in court on April 4.

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