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Police: Florida felon’s bloody mugshot the result of head-on crash while fleeing cops

July 25, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Police: Florida felon’s bloody mugshot the result of head-on crash while fleeing cops

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A felon in Florida was shown in her mugshot full of blood and covered in bruises last week after she allegedly caused a head-on collision on an interstate while trying to flee authorities.

According to a Sarasota County Sheriff’s news release, 54-year-old Jacqueline Burge is facing nine charges in connection with her attempts to flee from deputies in Sarasota, who busted her driving without a license around 11 a.m. last Tuesday. Burge, who has been arrested over a dozen times in the past, hit the gas pedal when officers turned on their lights to pull her over.

She drove through a residence’s yard and struck a deputy’s vehicle during the attempted escape, eventually racing down the road at 70 mph before she entered onto Interstate 75.

“[Burge] lost control of her vehicle several times before crashing into another deputy’s vehicle and continuing to flee north in the southbound lanes,” authorities stated.

She then collided head-on into another car traveling in the opposite lane, causing her vehicle to become disabled.

Burge then attempted to escape on foot.

Officers managed to arrest her moments later and, during a search of the car, recovered meth, prescription pills, narcotics equipment and several ID cards.

The driver of the other vehicle involved in the accident was not hurt.

Burge is facing two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, two counts of possessing a controlled substance, two counts of fleeing the scene of a crash involving property damage, resisting an officer, possessing narcotics equipment, and driving with a suspended license.

She remains in custody on $26,000 bond.

Burge has spent time behind bars after arrests in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. She has been previously convicted of grand theft, burglary, synthetic narcotics sale, prostitution and drug possession.

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