During a simple traffic stop, a young woman brandished a gun and opened fire at a police officer, nearly killing him in order to get out of a ticket. However, despite her smirking and denying she did anything wrong, the judge had a response that wiped the smile right off her face.
In the apparent view of 26-year-old Desiree Breshay Smith, she can do no wrong. So, after allegedly attempting to kill a North Carolina police officer for simply pulling her over for a traffic violation, she expected to go free. Unfortunately, the judge wasn’t about to appease her sense of entitlement.
Just after 11 p.m., Fayetteville police officers witnessed Smith’s 2006 Chevrolet Impala speed through a stop sign on the 2000 block of Corrinna Street. As such, the officers engaged their lights and siren in an effort to pull over the driver. However, stopping for a ticket just wasn’t in Smith’s plans.
Instead of stopping, Smith brandished a firearm and opened fire at one of the officers, reportedly in an attempt to murder him. Disturbingly, what would’ve been a simple traffic violation turned into a deadly drive-by shooting, leading police on a terrifying chase.
Eventually, Smith was apprehended while trying to flee the scene. Soon after her arrest, police charged her with felony assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, felony flee to elude arrest, possession of a stolen firearm, careless and reckless driving, and failure to stop at a stop sign, according to The Fayetteville Observer. Fortunately, neither officer was injured.
“As soon as he saw that she was firing shots, he initiated his emergency equipment and she began to flee,” Fayetteville Police Sergeant Jeremy Glass said.