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A criminal attorney in Florida was arrested Saturday after leading sheriff’s deputies on a high speed chase, and investigators said bath salts might have been the cause of her erratic behavior.

Terra Neshonda Carroll, 35, is charged with assault on an officer, fleeing law enforcement officers at a high speed, DUI, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, resisting an officer and several other charges, the Pensacola News Journal reported, citing an arrest report.

Carroll was arrested in the Pensacola suburb of Gulf Breeze. She is listed as an attorney in Lakewood Ranch, located northeast of Sarasota, the report said.


“She was messed up on drugs,” Gulf Breeze Police Chief Robert Randle said.

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Carroll led sheriff`s deputies on a high-speed chase and was clocked driving more than 70 mph as she swerved onto sidewalks and drove the wrong way up roads.

“The reason why they were after her was they thought she was [driving under the influence],” Randle said.

When officers finally caught up to her, dash-cam video captured a chaotic scene in which she refused to unlock her car. Ultimately, officers were forced to break her car window. Once the glass was smashed, Carroll told police she had a gun. When police pressed her on the point, she backtracked and said she did not have one.

An officer had to break a second window in her car in order to reach her. Before officers were able to pull her out, Carroll flipped the car into reverse.

Officers can be heard screaming, “Car’s moving. Car’s moving!”

One officer jumped through the broken window of the moving vehicle and put it into park.

The video shows Carroll being handcuffed on the ground when officers say they’ve found all sorts of goodies inside the car, including a white powdery substance, green flakes and a jar of bath salts.

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Investigators believe the items explain her odd behavior.

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