While taking Alesha Perry, 36, into custody for DUI, Chanta Reed, 28, who was in the passenger seat of the vehicle, jumped into the driver’s seat and fled the scene almost hitting another car as she sped off. Officers on the scene gave Chanta multiple commands to stop but she did not heed any directives.
Alesha Perry was observed traveling at 80 MPH in a 45 MPH zone by Officer Horton and the rate of speed was confirmed by radar detection. Officer Horton conducted a traffic stop but in the event of the traffic stop, Alesha turned left onto Hermitage Drive and hit the curb before coming to a stop at the Shell Gas Station on Fort Campbell Boulevard. Once Officer Horton made contact with Alesha, who was operating the vehicle at the time of the incident, he could smell the odor of alcohol coming from her person. Alesha was then asked to step out of the vehicle to perform a standard field sobriety test to which she complied and then performed poorly. While Officer Horton attempted to arrest Alesha she continuously resisted but was eventually taken into custody and transported to booking. While being processed she consented to a breath test which read .164 BAC. It is stated in the affidavit that Alesha was driving in a reckless manner and did not have a valid driver’s license.
While taking Alesha into custody, Chanta who was in the passenger seat of the vehicle, jumped into the driver’s seat and fled the scene in a reckless manner, almost hitting another car as she sped off. Officers on the scene gave Chanta multiple commands to stop but she did not heed any directives. Upon further investigation, law enforcement was able to identify Chanta who happened to be the registered owner of the vehicle involved in this incident. A query through NCIC revealed that Chanta had no insurance on the vehicle at this time. Officer Horton made contact with Chanta later that day around noon at a local residence on Bob White Drive near the scene of the initial incident. She was then taken into custody and transported to Montgomery County Jail. Chanta admitted guilt to her charges and stated that she was just scared at the time.
Alesha Perry was arrested for DUI, no driver’s license, reckless driving, and resisting arrest and has posted a $6000.00 bond. Chanta Reed was charged with no proof of insurance, reckless driving, and evading arrest and has posted a $26,000.00 bond.