A San Bernardino woman tried to evade a sheriff’s deputy Saturday night by turning off her lights a driving in the wrong direction on Interstate 215.
At 11:05 p.m. July 17, Deputy R. Rappisi from the Sheriff's Central Station conducted a traffic stop on a silver Honda Civic at Mt. Vernon Avenue and Canal Street. The driver, later identified as Aimee Carpenter, 44, was slow to yield, turned off her vehicle lights and fled onto the freeway heading south on the northbound lanes. Rappisi attempted to parallel Carpenter on the correct side of the freeway but lost sight of the vehicle.
When Deputy F. Ancona spotted the driver exiting the freeway the wrong way with its lights off he activated his lights and siren. Carpenter fled. She entered the I-215 south on the correct side of the freeway. During the pursuit, Carpenter lost control and collided into a guard rail while exiting on Columbia Avenue.
Carpenter was found to have an active felony warrant for her arrest. Two additional occupants in the vehicle were interviewed and released. Carpenter was booked at Central Detention Center.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy Rappisi at the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department-Central Station. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at (800) 78-CRIME (27463) or leave the information on the We-Tip Hotline website at wetip.com.