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article imageMotorist won't stop for police but stops for red lights

By Lynn Curwin     Jul 31, 2010 in Crime
Cincinnati - A woman refused to pull her car over for police using lights and a siren, but she did stop at red lights, and reduced her speed as she continued on her drive home.
Police attempted to pull Jizelle Allen, 26, over when they found her travelling at 125 kph (78 mph) in an 88 kph (55 mph) zone on an Interstate 75 around 3:30 a.m.
After checking, police realized there was also a warrant for an alleged probation violation against the woman.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reported that the woman left the highway and continued driving to her home, stopping at red lights and obeying the speed limit.
When she was almost home she slowly drove over ‘stop sticks’ which punctured her tires.
After her car stopped, Allen refused to get out so police pulled her from her vehicle. When she resisted being handcuffed they shot her with a Taser.
The Cincinnati Enquirer said that a police report sated Allen was warned that she would be Tased if she did not stop resisting. She then began to run away from the officer, who shot her from three feet away.
She was shot in the lower back and, because one of the Taser barbs was so close to the spine, had to be taken to hospital to have it removed.
The report stated that the officer’s decision to use the Taser is consistent with his training and in compliance with the Cincinnati Police Department’s Policy and Procedure.
Allen has been charged with resisting arrest, failing to comply with police, speeding and driving under suspension.
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