Florida Woman Blows Through Checkpoint Twice, Takes Selfie During Stop

Florida woman Shelby Ann Peters, 24, of Estero got an all-expenses paid trip to the Lee County Jail, aka the “Marceno Motel” after she blew through a Hurricane Ian checkpoint in Bonita Springs – twice.

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Lee County Deputies were on duty at the intersection of Hickory Boulevard and Kings Kew in Bonita Springs at a Hurricane Ian checkpoint when Peters blew through the checkpoint at high speed at approximately 12:30 am. Apparently, she was trying to get the deputies attention, so she made a U-turn and blew through the checkpoint again at high speed putting deputies lives at risk.

A Lee County deputy went after her. The deputy observed the vehicle weaving, failing to maintain a single lane, slowing down, speeding up, and driving in a manner that would indicate the driver was intoxicated. The deputy caught up to Peters and initiated a traffic stop. Peters finally pulled over and stopped. The deputy called for backup and when he got out of his vehicle and she took off. Not before the deputy could see Peters take a selfie of her fleeing the stop. Now the chase was on.

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Shortly after the first stop, officers from the Jacksonville Police department, who came down south to assist with Hurricane Ian relief, deputies caught up to Peters and initiated a second traffic stop. This time Peters didn’t flee and was taken into custody.

“This is yet another example of how teamwork led to putting a criminal behind bars, where they belong,” stated Sheriff Carmine Marceno. “This woman’s actions behind the wheel show that she truly has no regard for the safety of others.”

Peters was transported to the Lee County Jail and charged with driving under the influence, two counts of fleeing and eluding, and a curfew violation. Peters was arrested after posting a $13,000 bond and has been scheduled for court on November 14th.


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