Woman claimed to be high while chase on golf course

by | Dec 10, 2021 | Driving Ranges

The woman who is accused, deputies on a wild chasing through a golf course in Vero Beach claimed to be high on blow or cocaine.

According to the arrest affidavit, MPs initially responded to a report of a disruption in 13th Square West on Tuesday afternoon.

The first deputy at the scene saw a silver Toyota 4Runner drive away. The deputy activated his lights and sirens, but the driver drove on, running several red lights. MPs said the driver, 60-year-old Jodi Ann Harvey, nearly caused an accident when he blasted through a 4-way stop near Old Dixie Highway and 49th Street.

A short time later, the fleeing driver crashed through the closed gate of the Grand Harbor golf course and almost hit several golfers, including William McIlroy. According to the report, he told MPs that on the 16th hole he saw the SUV with two police vehicles drive past the driving range just behind it. McIlroy said the driver turned to him and his golf group after passing the 17th hole. He said the SUV missed him by three feet. McIlroy said he was afraid for his life. He said he saw a woman in a red dress at the steering wheel.

The MPs used a PIT maneuver to bring the 4Runner to a standstill. The dashboard camera video released by the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office shows the end of the chase and Harvey’s arrest. Harvey grabbed her cell phone seconds before MPs took her to the ground.

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According to the sheriff’s office, Harvey told MPs at the Indian River Hospital at the Cleveland Clinic that they didn’t know how much “punch” they took, only that it was a “damn” amount. After she was medically cleared, the MPs took her to jail. She took two blood alcohol tests, both of which came back by 0.00. A drug detection expert in prison said Harvey appeared to be under the influence of a central nervous system stimulant and unable to drive a motor vehicle safely.

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Harvey remains in the Indian River County Jail.