WCVB-TV reports that a woman led police on a chase for miles before claiming sovereign nation status. Jessica Davis, 36, of Bridgewater, crashed into another vehicle before leading police on a chase in Massachusetts. She claimed sovereign nation status when she was finally caught, telling police she didn’t have to abide by local and state laws.
Police tried to stop her twice during the chase before she drove off the road and into a lawn. They then had to smash the window to drag Davis out of the car. She was claiming sovereign nation status as they took her into custody. This is possibly related to the “sovereign citizens” movement, where members reject the authority of government and statutes.
Davis’s attorney says she ran because she was scared. She was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in property damage, resisting arrest, operating to endanger and failure to stop for police. She was held on $500 bail.
Davis has had several run-ins with the law, but has no convictions in her history. She is also known by at least four different aliases.
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