On July 15, 2017 at approximately 8:45 pm, a Winchester Police Department (WPD) officer was stopped in the area of Southwerk Street and Loudoun Street when a gray Toyota passenger car came to the intersection at a high rate of speed and disregarded the stop sign. The officer attempted to stop the driver for the traffic violation and the driver, later identified as Jamie Lynn Crawford, 35, of Frederick County, continued at a high rate of speed failing to stop for the officer’s emergency lights and siren. The suspect vehicle tried to make a turn in the 1000 block of South Loudoun Street and struck a parked vehicle. Crawford exited the vehicle and started to run. After a short foot pursuit, Crawford complied with the officer’s commands and was taken into custody. She was charged with felony eluding, DUI, driving suspended, hit and run, and a traffic infraction.
A passenger, Jennifer Lynn Kerns, 31, of Marshall, was also arrested and charged with Possession of Controlled Substance (Schedule II), Being Intoxicated in Public, Possession of Controlled Substance (Schedule 3), Possession of Controlled Substance (Schedule 4), Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Paraphernalia.
Crawford was taken to Winchester Medical Center for unrelated issues. Kerns was taken to the Northwest Regional Adult Detention Center.