A woman who supposedly took cops on a 20-minute high-speed chase explained to them she was having a “bad day.”
Breanna Nicole Bettis, 20, is accused of taking authorities through southeast Dallas County early Tuesday morning. Deputies attempted to pull Bettis over at 12:45 am for a traffic stop on Interstate-45 near Interstate-20, according to KTVT-TV.
Dallas County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Melinda Urbina told The Dallas Morning News that officers spotted Nissan Altima was caught driving 93 mph in a 70 mph speed zone.
Bettis is said to have reached speeds of 120 mph during the pursuit. The 20-year-old was arrested 20 minutes later when she stopped on Wintergreen Road, west of Interstate-45 in Hutchins. There were no injuries.
When deputies asked why she didn’t stop, Bettis told them,”I was having a bad day.”
Bettis was charged with felony evading arrest. Cedar Hill police spokesman Colin Chenault also claimed the 20-year-old had warrants in Cedar Hill for possession of drug paraphernalia and an unregistered motor vehicle.
Surprisingly, this isn’t the first time a “bad day” was to blame for a high-speed pursuit. In November, a London, Kentucky, man who was allegedly high on medical marijuana when he fled from cops told the arresting officer that he was “just having a bad day.”
According to LEX18, police attempted to pull Travis Brock over after he was supposedly on the wrong side of the road. Reaching speeds of 125 mph, a trooper clocked Brock at 106 mph when swerving in and out of traffic. The chase ended with Brock crashing into a utility pole.
Brock was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, fleeing and evading police, disregarding a stop sign, first-degree wanton endangerment, wanton endangerment of a police officer, assault, and possession of marijuana.
[Feature Photo: Dallas County Sheriff’s Department]