A Florida woman is under arrest for allegedly crashing into multiple vehicles and throwing a fake snake at cops in to avoid a traffic stop.
Dawn LaShawn Laprade, 54, faces multiple charges, with additional charges possible, including four counts of aggravated assault on a police officer and fleeing and eluding.
Investigators say the chase began when the suspect intentionally hit one of the Martin County Sheriff’s Office vehicles as she tried to evade a traffic stop.
She fled deputies, reaching speeds of up to 100 mph, hitting another patrol car and a civilian truck, injuring the three people inside, a Facebook post from the sheriff’s office notes.
“While driving, she motioned to the deputies that she had a gun, and drove erratically trying to cause them to crash,” the sheriff’s office said in the post.
When deputies approached the suspect, she threw a fake snake at them, the post continues.
Four people were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.
According to the sheriff’s office, the deputies hit by the woman were not injured.
Laprade was booked into jail and is being held on a $90,000 bond.