SAN ANGELO – A San Angelo woman has been indicted by a Tom Green County grand jury for evading arrest with a vehicle.
According to court documents, around midnight on July 24, 2021, at the West Avenue J and S. Jackson Street intersection, San Angelo police noticed a vehicle with front end damage and a missing headlight.
Police turned around and activated emergency sirens and lights. Due to the hour of the day, the lights were clearly visible to a normal individual. It was later discovered that this vehicle had been involved in a motor vehicle accident and left the scene without providing any information.
The suspected vehicle continued traveling north on Jackson St. and came to a complete stop at an address on Greenwood St.
Two San Angelo police officers removed a female driver, who was later identified as Samantha Asebedo, placed her in handcuffs, and escorted her to the front of the patrol vehicle. Asebedo had trouble walking to the point where she was stumbling. After having her searched, the officer put her in the back of his patrol vehicle.
When asked how much she had to drink, Asebedo said that she had three Smirnoff drinks at a friend’s house. The officer noted her slurred speech and a strong odor of alcohol coming from Asebedo.
The officer read Asebedo her Miranda rights on scene and when asked why she did not stop when the officer activated his emergency lights and sirens, Asebedo said she blacked out due to a traumatic experience that happened to her.
Asebedo was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where she was Mirandized again. Asebedo said she was never read her rights and when asked if she was willing to perform a sobriety test, she requested a different officer.
A Patrol Sergeant attempted to perform a sobriety test, but Asebedo refused both the test and did not provide a breath specimen.
Asebedo was booked into the TGCDGF on 7/24/2021 and was released later the same day on $5,000.00 bond.