Woman arrested for reckless driving, speeding through checkpoint in Bonita Springs

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. – A woman was arrested for speeding through a checkpoint during hurricane relief efforts in Bonita Springs.

Deputies were stationed at the Hickory Boulevard and Kings Kew checkpoint when a vehicle sped by, neglected to stop and sped off around 12:30 a.m.

The driver, later identified as Shelby Peters, continued traveling down Hickory Boulevard, eventually turning around and speeding back through the checkpoint, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

A South District sergeant entered his patrol vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the 24-year-old.

Peters continued to drive erratically, slowing down, speeding up and drifting out of his lane.

When she finally stopped, the sergeant saw Peters taking a ‘selfie’ of the traffic stop.

Peters then began to run as soon as the sergeant got out of his patrol vehicle to approach her.

Shortly after, the Jacksonville Police Department, which is in the area helping with hurricane relief efforts, also initiated a traffic stop on Peters, where she finally stopped driving.

She faces charges of fleeing and eluding, driving under the influence and curfew violation.

“This is another example of how teamwork led to a criminal being put behind bars, where they belong,” said Sheriff Carmine Marceno. “This woman’s actions behind the wheel show that she truly has no regard for the safety of others.”

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