Frederick County, MD – An irate suspect chased down two Frederick County deputies with her vehicle and attempted to run their patrol cars off of the road after being issued traffic citations for driving erratically on Tuesday night, according to police.
The incident began at approximately 9:15 p.m. on Oct. 25, when a Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) deputy conducted a “routine traffic stop” on a vehicle on Interstate 70 east, the sheriff’s office said in a press release.
Deputies alleged that the driver, 28-year-old Diana Turecky, was speeding down the interstate and driving recklessly in a vehicle that did not have a visible license plate.
But as soon as Turecky pulled over, she jumped out of her car and ignored the deputy’s commands to get back into her vehicle, according to the WCSO.
She finally complied after a second deputy arrived at the scene.
“As the initial deputy on scene attempted to issue Turecky her citations, she refused and returned the documents, becoming very argumentative,” the WCSO said. “The deputy, unable to communicate with the disgruntled Turecky, placed the documents on her dash and informed her she was free to go.”
The deputies returned to their patrol cars and were preparing to drive away when the suspect suddenly got out of her vehicle yet again.
“The deputies explained that the stop was over and although Turecky wanted to argue, both deputies left the scene to deescalate the situation,” the WCSO said.
The deputies said they were traveling eastbound on Interstate 70 when they spotted Turecky’s vehicle approaching their cars “at a high rate of speed with her high beams on,” according to the sheriff’s office.
“She immediately tried running one deputy off the road and then attempted to get in front of the other deputy, breaking and swerving in front of him, to get him to hit her vehicle with his,” the WCSO said.
The deputies tried to pull her over for a second time, but Turecky allegedly refused to stop and fled the scene, leading to a pursuit.
The deputies ultimately managed to stop the suspect in the parking lot of a Cracker Barrel on Shockley Drive in Frederick.
She allegedly refused to comply with deputies’ commands to get out of her car, but ultimately complied as swarms of law enforcement officers closed in on her, the sheriff’s office said.
Turecky was arrested on charges of first-degree assault on a law enforcement officer using a weapon, second-degree assault on a law enforcement officer, speeding, fleeing and eluding police, reckless driving, negligent driving, unsafe lane change, failure to stop at steady circular red signal, and two counts of failure to obey a traffic device.
She was being held at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center.