San Tan Valley’s Russell arrested in conjunction with driving while impaired

Sabrina Russell (Courtesy Pinal County Sheriff's Office)

Sabrina Russell (Courtesy Pinal County Sheriff’s Office)

On July 30, deputies from Pinal County Sheriff’s Office arrested Sabrina Russell, 25, of San Tan Valley, and booked her into the Pinal County Jail in Florence in conjunction with charges of felony flight, driving while impaired by a drug, and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office.

At 3:25 a.m. the sheriff’s office received a call from a woman in the 1900 block of West Judd Road in San Tan Valley reporting a suspicious person, according to the release. The caller told the dispatcher a female had entered her home without permission and was acting like she was on drugs, according to deputies. The caller reported the stranger left the residence and was driving a small gray vehicle, according to the release.

As deputies arrived on scene, the reporting party pointed out the suspect’s vehicle as it was backing out of a neighbor’s driveway. The deputy contacted the driver and told her to put the car in park, according to the release. The driver refused and asked the deputy if she could “just drive home,” according to deputies.

The deputy told her she could not, at which point she drove her car eastbound on Judd Road as deputies pursued her with their emergency red and blue lights and sirens on, according to the release.

The vehicle failed to stop at two stop signs while traveling eastbound on Judd Road, deputies reported. A short time later, the vehicle stopped at a dead-end street on West Grants Passage Road just west of South Edwards Road, according to deputies.

Ms. Russell was arrested and a blood sample was obtained with her consent, according to the release.

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