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Pittsville Woman Arrested for DUI Following High-Speed Chase in Ocean City

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Sunny Schrum (Photo: Ocean City Police) Sunny Schrum (Photo: Ocean City Police)

OCEAN CITY, Md. - A Pittsville, Md. woman faces a slew of charges after police in Ocean City say she led them on a high-speed chase Tuesday, only stopping after stop sticks were deployed.

It happened around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday when an OCPD officer on patrol saw a Pontiac, driven by 26-year-old Sunny Schrum, driving between 6th and 33rd Streets, honking her horn, for no apparent reason, for several three- to five-second bursts. No other vehicles were on the roadway or pedestrians in the area, police said.

According to police, Schrum continued to lay on the horn and eventually stopped in the middle of a marked crosswalk at 33rd Street and Coastal Highway, and that's when the officer tried to pull her over. Police said Schrum eventually stopped at 45th Street, but as the officer got out of his patrol car and approached her, police said she took off again.

Several other officers joined the chase as Schrum sped off, traveling close to 100 mph at points. According to police, she drove through six red lights before they decided to deploy stop sticks in the roadway at 3rd Street. Schrum eventually came to a stop on the Route 50 Bridge.

Police said Schrum failed a field sobriety test, and when she took a breathalyzer test, she clocked in at nearly double the legal limit with a blood alcohol content level of .15.

Schrum was charged with driving under the influence, and a number of other charges including reckless driving, attempting to elude police, aggressive driving and speeding in Ocean City.
 

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