Cops: Woman drove 70 mph in school zones during chase after trying to cash bad check

Rose Lynn Becker

Credit: Coweta County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Coweta County Sheriff's Office

A North Georgia woman is accused of trying to cash a bad check before leading cops on a high-speed chase Tuesday afternoon, authorities confirmed.

Rose Lynn Becker, 35, of Jasper, faces felony charges after Coweta County deputies responded to the Delta Community Credit Union on Ga. 34 after an employee reported she was attempting to cash a fraudulent check, the sheriff’s office confirmed to Channel 2 Action News.

Deputies allegedly chased Becker’s black Toyota Camry onto Ga. 34 East. Deputies said she ran a red light, turned south onto Lora Smith Road and reached more than 70 mph as they passed through two school zones around 3:30 p.m. Those school zones belonged to Arnall Middle and White Oak Elementary.

She’s accused of driving up to 90 mph during the chase. Deputies performed a PIT maneuver on Lower Fayetteville Road near Fischer Road, the sheriff’s office said.

The sheriff’s office confirmed that deputies found cocaine powder in her vehicle. She also allegedly tried to consume several bags of white powder once she was taken to the sheriff’s office for questioning.

Becker faces charges of identity fraud, forgery, narcotics possession, felony fleeing, speeding in a school zone, reckless conduct, going inside a guard line with drugs, suspended license, reckless driving and failure to maintain lane, the news station reported.

She remains in the Coweta County Jail without bond.

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