Woman, 21, Chased By Cops Jumps From Moving Car, Hides In Evergreen Tree
Meet Christine Stroh.
The North Dakota motorist, 21, was being pursued early Saturday by a highway patrolman when she allegedly decided to bolt her moving 1998 Pontiac Sunfire and make a run for it. Which likely came as a surprise to Stroh’s two passengers, who were still in the car--which had been traveling at 30 mph--when it crashed into a snowbank.
According to an affidavit sworn by Trooper Jeremy Rost, Stroh “then fled on foot to a nearby evergreen tree.” She “was laying in the thick evergreen trees and refused to come out,” added Rost.
But when Stroh, pictured in the above mug shot, heard the approaching sound of police sirens, she attempted to flee on foot. The suspect, though, “lost her high heels and was running bare foot on the ice. The female slipped on ice and was taken into custody.”
A subsequent Breathalyzer test revealed Stroh’s blood alcohol content to be .177, more than twice the legal limit. So, along with reckless endangerment, fleeing, and driving under suspension, Stroh was hit with a drunk driving rap.