ROCK HILL — A Rock Hill woman who authorities say tried to evade arrest after a traffic stop offered to pay off a police officer chasing her on Saturday.
At about 1:40 a.m., an officer on patrol stopped a 1999 white Mazda travelling on Saluda Street without a working tail light, according to a Rock Hill police report. The driver, Crystal Denise Head, 23, told the officer she did not have her driver’s license.
She identified herself by her sister’s name. When the officer asked for the last four digits of her social security number, Head said she did not know them, the report states. She also told the officer she did not have any ID.
The officer searched her purse and found an ID card that Head claimed belonged to her sister, the report states. Head backed away from the officer and began to run towards Summit Street.
As she ran, she shouted to the officer, “I will pay you to leave me alone,” the report states. The officer continued chasing Head, eventually catching up with her and taking her to the ground in a patch of grass.
Head refused to place her hands behind her back and continued resisting, the report states. The officer managed to place handcuffs around her wrists as Head, once again, offered to pay him if he let her go.
Police managed to get Head off the ground. EMS took Head, an asthmatic, to Piedmont Medical Center for breathing troubles. She was released three hours later and taken to jail.
Head told police that she only ran because she became scared when the officer adjusted his duty belt, the report states. She was charged with failure to identify, faulty equipment, false information to police, driving without a license and resisting police, the report states.
She was released Sunday on a $3,000 bond.