A Gwinnett County woman led deputies on a high-speed chase through Effingham County last Sunday.
rystal Lynn Rey stopped at Stapleton’s gas station in Springfield, filled her gas tank and fled the scene without paying. Store employees contacted deputies, who caught up to her. However, when a deputy tried to pull her over, she sped off.
The 10-minute chase took place along Highway 21 with speeds reaching 90 mph. Rey dodged cars and made a U-turn at one point and nearly hit a deputy.
According to Capt. Mike Bohannon, Rey was driving under the influence of drugs and claimed she became lost and ended up in Effingham County.
Rey was driving a stolen truck from Lawrenceville with a stolen tag from Florida.
The officers were able to capture her by using a spike strip. Once her tires deflated, she careened into a ditch. Rey was taken to the Effingham County Jail.
Deputies found marijuana and acid in her vehicle.
She faces aggravated assault, possession with intent to distribute LSD, eluding officers, damaging government property.