Woman faces DUI drug charges after crashing into patrol cars, fleeing

Woman faces DUI drug charges after crashing into patrol cars, fleeing

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Coweta County Sheriff’s Office
Shanna Sheets
  • Story Highlights
  • A 24-year-old woman allegedly led police and deputies on a chase Friday night.
  • She admitted to having taken Xanax and methamphetamine before the incident, officials said.
  • Shanna Sheets faces multiple charges and is held without bond in the Coweta County jail. 

A Coweta County woman faces multiple charges after allegedly leading police on a chase and crashing into patrol cars before running away, officials said. 

Shanna Gabrielle Sheets admitted she used Xanax and methamphetamine before the Friday night chase on Newnan Crossing Bypass, according to the incident report obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The 24-year-old told authorities she ran because she knew her license was suspended and she had an active warrant for her arrest, the report states. 

After a Coweta County deputy followed Sheets and watched her drift in her lane about 11 p.m. Friday, the deputy wrote in the report that he tried to pull her car over. Instead, she accelerated and started signaling left and right without turning and eventually entered the Winthrop Apartments complex, the deputy wrote.

Sheets then allegedly pulled all the way to the back of the parking lot and “circled the buildings by driving through the grass and over a walkway,” the report states. 

The pursuit ended minutes later on Carmichael Circle when officials say Sheets struck a Newnan police car and crashed into the front of a Coweta deputy’s SUV.

One of the officials stunned Sheets with a Taser as she ran away from the scene, the report states. 

When Sheets’ car was searched, officials found a child’s slipper with five empty plastic baggies with a white residue, three cutoff plastic straws, pieces of aluminum foil and prescription medication.

The Georgia State Patrol worked the accident and towed the Hyundai Sonata that Sheets was driving.

Sheets was taken to Newnan Piedmont Hospital, where a blood sample was collected before she was booked on charges of DUI drugs, driving on a suspended licence, fleeing and eluding officers, failure to make immediate report of an accident and possession of narcotics. 

She remains in the Coweta County Jail without bond, according to jail records. 

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