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After Two Damaging Chases, Woman is Arrested

After Two Damaging Chases, Woman is Arrested

For the second time in a week, an Ormond Beach woman was arrested by Flagler County Sheriff's deputies.

On Monday, December 4, Deborah Brinkman was pulled out of the driver's side window of her Jeep Cherokee by deputies after leading them on a chase that began in a Walmart parking lot and led across town to the parking lot of the Golden Corral restaurant.

Brinkman had her first run in with Flagler County deputies when they received a call on November 26 from a resident on Faith Lane alerting them to a squatter who was driving her vehicle up and down the street repeatedly. When an officer arrived at the scene, Brinkman took off in her Jeep ignoring most traffic signals and signs. When she finally stopped at light at Florida Park Drive, the deputy stepped out of his cruiser to walk up to her car, when the suspect smiled, waved and drove off in her vehicle. When stopped later on, Brinkerman could not follow instructions, wasn't sure what happened, and, according to the police report, was not under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. She was arrested and charged with reckless driving and fleeing and eluding. She posted bond four days after her arrest.

On Monday, officers received a call of a woman driving around in the parking lot throwing feces smeared paper towels out of the window. Deputies found the culprit to be Brinkman and activated their cruiser's lights upon arriving at Walmart.

According to the report, it appeared that Brinkman attempted to run over one of the deputies with her vehicle in her attempt to flee form law enforcement and avoid apprehension.

Brinkman took off in her Jeep and entered the Lowe's parking lot on Cypress Edge Parkway where she struck a parked semi trailer. Deputies attempted to pin her vehicle in, but she was able to place her Jeep into reverse, striking and pushing a deputy's cruiser across the parking lot.

Brinkman fled again, this time to the parking lot of the Golden Corral where it took three deputies cruisers to pin the Cherokee at the edge of the parking lot.

The arresting report states that Brinkerman's speech was slurred and that she emitted a strong odor of alcohol as well. The medical staff at Flagler Hospital took a blood sample and her blood alcohol content was 0.374 percent, more than four times the Florida legal amount.

Brinkerman has been charged with aggravated assault against a law enforcement officer, driving under the influence with injury, felony criminal mischief, and fleeing and attempting to elude law enforcement.

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