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Emily Jean Owings Sindt was pulled over in Enid, Oklahoma, on Tuesday morning (15 September) after she was spotted not wearing a seatbelt.
Keen to move on, the 28-year-old told officers she desperately needed to 'poop', adding that it was her 'f***ing birthday'. But when officers learned her licence had been revoked and there were warrants out for her arrest in two different counties, Owings Sindt sped away from the scene.
As officers pursued her for several blocks, she reached speeds of up to 70mph in a 30mph area. When she was eventually stopped again and arrested, Owings Sindt asked officers: "Can I poop in your car, man?"
Enid Police Department charged her with complaints of eluding, reckless driving, driving under suspension, driving with no seat belt, no insurance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
In a statement, the force added that 'everybody poops', but 'that's no reason to commit a felony'.
It said: "Officer Geoffrey McBride stopped Emily Jean Owings Sindt in the 300 block of East Elm about 9am when he saw she wasn't wearing her seatbelt.
"The woman explained it was her birthday, had lost her license and told the officer she had to 'poop'. None of which got her out of the traffic stop.
"A check with dispatch found Owings Sindt's license was revoked and she had a warrant out of Woods and Grant counties. While waiting for this information, McBride saw the woman bouncing up and down in her seat and heard her yell several times more that she had to 'poop'.
"McBride explained that if the two counties wouldn't extradite she would be cited and released if she could find a ride."
The statement continued: "Owings Sindt was speaking with Officer Tom Rhyne when dispatch radioed Woods County would extradite. Owings Sindt then revved her engine, cursed the officers at the scene and sped away with her tires squealing.
"She led officers on a pursuit for several blocks, reaching speeds of 70mph in a 30mph zone, past an elementary school, through an intersection with a 4-way stop and stopping at 16th and Randolph.
"Owings Sindt was taken into custody by Officers Andy Morris and McBride. During an inventory of her vehicle, a glass meth pipe with a burnt residue inside was found. She was booked on complaints of eluding, reckless driving, driving under suspension, no seat belt, no insurance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
"Everybody poops, we know, but that's no reason to commit a felony and put in danger the lives of officers, other motorists and pedestrians in the area. Also, be sure to buckle up. Seat belts save lives."
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