Irmo Woman arrested after vehicle pursuit

On October 3, 2023, Irmo Police Department arrested 34-year-old Whitney C. James of Irmo after she fled from an Irmo officer who attempted to pull her over. 

Around 10:00 am an Irmo Police Officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle due to the license plate coming back to a different vehicle.  The driver, later identified as James, failed to stop for the officer’s blue lights and siren, initiating a vehicle pursuit.  The pursuit was terminated when the officer lost sight of the vehicle. 

A short time later, law enforcement officers spotted the vehicle in the area and were able to stop it.  Once the vehicle was stopped, officers discovered James had an infant in the back seat.  James was charged with Failure to Stop, 2nd Offense, Driving Under Suspension, Child Endangerment, Reckless Driving, and the initial Registration Violation.  She will be booked into the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.