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Tennessee woman drinks beer during arrest, deputies say

Posted at 5:01 PM, Jan 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-31 17:01:59-05

A Tennessee woman found it hard to let go of her beer after leading police on a high-speed chase, and it's all caught on video.

The Blount County Sheriffs Department released dashcam video of Monday's incident.

It shows Julia Myers driving away from police. At one point she crashed into a ditch and quickly sped away.

She eventually came to a stop and she and her passenger were ordered out of the car.

Myers then proceeded to chug a beer while being handcuffed, according to deputies. They say she resisted arrest and was forced into a police car.

Officials say they began following Myers when they saw her speeding in a 45 mph zone.

She increased her speed and allegedly tried hitting two sheriff's deputies head on.

The 22-year old is charged with more than 10 offenses, including driving while impaired, felony evading arrest, reckless endangerment and aggravated assault.

According to officials, Myers admitted to drinking and driving. She told officers she began drinking an entire fifth of liquor at 9:45 a.m., before switching to beer.