Woman arrested after run from police


After attempting to elude police and hitting a parked car, a Craig woman was arrested on drug charges Monday.

Jodie Dunmire, 42, was arrested shortly after midnight Monday after a brief chase with police.

According to Craig police Spokesman Lt. John Forgay, an officer who knew from prior contacts that Dunmire's license was suspended, spotted her driving a vehicle with faulty taillights.

The officer attempted to pull over Dunmire, but she didn't stop, Forgay said.

Dunmire sped up and drove into a local trailer park, where she ran into a parked pickup and jumped out of the car, Forgay said.

The officer apprehended Dunmire and found what appeared to be methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Dunmire was charged with reckless driving, possession of drug paraphernalia, vehicular eluding, amphetamine possession and faulty taillights. As of Monday afternoon, Dunmire was in the Moffat County Jail.

Forgay said the vehicle that Dunmire hit belonged to the person who lived next to the home Dunmire appeared to be running toward.

Forgay said the case is under investigation.

Monday's incident was Dunmire's first brush with the law. She was scheduled to appear before the Moffat County Court on four cases Tuesday, but the hearings were delayed until public defender Sheryl Uhlmann has the opportunity to review the newest charges.

Uhlmann said she wanted the opportunity to discuss plea options with the District Attorney's Office and asked for time to look at the new charges and consider whether those could be included.

Other charges Dunmire faces include possession of less than one gram of a Schedule 2 substance, driving under restriction, two counts of driving without a license, driving an unregistered vehicle, driving a vehicle with fictitious license plates, two counts of driving without insurance, driving while under restriction, driving with a tail light defect and obstructing a peace officer.

She's scheduled to be in court on Tuesday to discuss the status of the case.

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