Suspect had open liquor bottle during police chase

Sandra Dee Cook (Source: Georgetown County Detention Center)
Sandra Dee Cook (Source: Georgetown County Detention Center)

PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC (WMBF) - A Murrells Inlet woman is behind bars after leading deputies on a high speed chase through Pawleys Island Monday.

The driver, 40-year-old Sandra Dee Cook of Murrells Inlet was traveling north on Highway 17 through Pawley Island around 11 a.m. at a very high rate of speed. Deputies attempted to stop Cook, who was clocked at 88 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour zone, and a chase ensued.

Carrie Cuthbertson, spokeswoman for the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office, says the deputies used stop sticks to finally bring the car to a stop in the area of Highway 17 and Martin Luther King Road.

Neither Cook nor the deputies were injured during the chase. After her car came to a stop, Cook got out and walked away while drinking from a bottle of tequila, Cuthbertson adds, but she was quickly taken into custody.

Cook was booked into the Georgetown County Detention Center and charged with failure to stop for a blue light, driving under suspension, reckless driving and open container. She is currently awaiting a bond hearing.

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