Brittany Hinners charged with escaping from a deputy's car at a stop light

PBSO: Woman slipped out of handcuffs

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - A Boynton Beach woman who was taken into custody early Monday morning by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is facing escape charges after she fled from a deputy's vehicle, according to a probable cause affidavit.

PBSO says that deputies were investigating possible drugs inside a car in the 1200 block of Boneventure Dr. in unincorporated Boynton Beach.

Deputies took the driver of the car into custody after they say they found marijuana.

Deputies then began questioning a female passenger. They say she told them her name was Kendra Smith. After she was fingerprinted they determined her real name was Brittney Hinners.

Investigators say that Hinners had been flagged by the FBI and had two felony warrants for violation of probation.

Hinners, according to deputies, was arrested and being taken to the Palm Beach County jail when she escaped the vehicle.

Deputies say that when the car was stopped at Military Trail and Summitt Boulevard Hinners was able to slip off her handcuffs and put her hand through the caged window and open a locked door.

Hinners ran from the car but was caught a short time later.

Deputies charged Hinners with escape, giving a false name to law enforcement, drug possession and violation of probation.


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