But, it won't be this week. Due to court scheduling conflicts, the North Charleston police officer charged with reckless driving and disorderly conduct on Christmas Eve will now go before the Summerville Magistrate's Court on February 22, 2010.
Christine Phinney refused to pull over during a routine stop on December 24th of last year. When she finally stopped, Ms. Phinney had words with the traffic officer, and was ultimately arrested.
The police dash cam video reveals Christine Phinney repeatedly yelling that she is a police officer, threatening to sue the officer who pulled her over, and going to far as to say, "You know, I pull people over for driving 100 mph -- you know what they say? I'm a narcotics officer in an unmarked vehicle.' 'Great, well slow it down, have a good night… As long as they show me a badge, I don't care." She went so far as to warn the on duty officer he would have a "bigger problem" once her husband arrived. Phinney's husband is a Dorchester County Sherriff's lieutenant.
Read the law: Failure to Stop Motor Vehicle When Signaled by Law-Enforcement Vehicle.
See the Video of the Arrest
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