A woman under arrest by the Bienville Parish Sheriff’s Office called 911 for assistance Tuesday as she was being taken to jail.
A deputy was checking the speeds of vehicles on Interstate 20 about 4:30 p.m. when he clocked a black Nissan at 89 miles per hour in a 70 mph zone. After the deputy issued a citation for speeding, the driver, Jontreka L. Westmoreland, 30, of Flowood, Mississippi, refused to sign it. After the deputy explained the signature was a promise to appear in court and not an admission of guilt, Westmoreland continued to refuse to sign.
Westmoreland was arrested and placed in the rear seat of the deputy’s patrol car. On the way to be booked, Westmoreland used her Apple watch to call 911 and state she had an emergency and needed help. Westmoreland was in transit to the jail at the time and no emergency existed.
Westmoreland was booked for speeding and false communication of an emergency. She was later transferred from Bienville Parish to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for housing.
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