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Florida Woman Arrested for DUI Tries to Steal Police Car

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A Florida woman placed in the back seat of a police cruiser after being arrested for a DUI somehow ended up in the front seat and tried to take off. Which may be the stupidest form of desperate escape, because you know they have tracking devices on those vehicles.

According to a release from the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, Sara Ashley Kirksey, 24 of Laurel Hill, was pulled over Monday night around 7:30 while driving on Okaloosa Island. She was spotted running a red light, and the officer suspected she had been drinking.

She was arrested on suspicion of DUI, and put in handcuffs in the back of the deputy's cruiser. Kirksey however managed to slip out of the handcuffs and crawled her way into the front seat. She tried to take off but the deputy stopped her just in time. Kirksey then hit the deputy several times with a closed fist.

It was also later discovered that she had given the deputy a false name and date of birth during the initial arrest.

She now faces charges of DUI, battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer without violence, providing a false name to a law enforcement officer, and escape. It's almost lucky for her that she didn't manage to take off in the car or else she'd be facing grand theft auto charges as well.

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