Woman charged after leading police on low-speed pursuit in Abington

Woman charged after leading police on low-speed pursuit in Abington

ABINGTON, Mass. — Police in Abington have arrested and charged a woman they say led them on a low-speed chase early on Thursday morning.

According to Abington Police Chief David Majenski, the incident happened just before 6:30 a.m. along Route 18.

An officer patrolling the area saw one car go through a red light and T-bone another car and take off.

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"Out of nowhere a car came fishtailing through the intersection and turned sideways in the opposite lane and T-boned driver's side of my truck," said the man who was hit.

"We were pretty much eye to eye. And, uh, she hit me, looked at me, put her car in reverse and off she went," he said.

The officer, along with a State Police trooper, then began pursuing the car northbound on Rt. 18.

After about 10 miles, authorities eventually stopped the driver, who had been driving at a speed of about 30 to 40 miles per hour.

Officers arrested Jessica Davis, 36, of Bridgewater and charged her with numerous counts, including operating to endanger, resisting arrest, marked lanes violation and leaving the scene of an accident. Police also found Davis had an expired license.

Before officers arrested her, Davis claimed sovereign nation status.

"They felt they the rules of law did not apply to them," said Chief Majenski.

Davis' attorney William Gillespie says he got a different version of what happened, "She was nervous, she was scared. She said when the first officer approached her he punched the window, instead of saying please roll your window down and give me your license and registration.

Police ended up having to break the windows of her car to pull her out. Gillespie says Davis never told him anything about immunity from the law status.

"That was not mentioned in the police report, so they left that out," said Gillespie.

Davis has no criminal record. She is scheduled to be back in court next month.