Chickasha Woman's Crash, Arrest Caught On Camera

Friday, April 4th 2014, 7:44 pm
By: News 9

A Chickasha woman's bizarre run in with police is caught on camera.

Virginia Smith smashed her car into several vehicles on 4th St. in Chickasha on Wednesday.

Chickasha Police explained she became so upset when officers began investigating the crash she actually made a gun gesture with her hand, pointed it at officers, and then said "bang, bang, bang, bang, you're dead."

"I felt like there were lives in danger," said Stacie Bashaw.

Bashaw witnessed the high-speed crash. She said the driver, Virginia Smith, only stopped when the wheels of her car came out from under her.

A witness, Kent Baldwin, nearly became a victim while parked at a stoplight nearby and captured the crash with his dash cam.

4/4/2014 Related Story: Woman Arrested For Threatening Police After Crash In Chickasha

When Smith came to a crashing halt, Bashaw confronted her. Smith was angry and yelling at bystanders, but the worst was yet to come. When officers arrived to the scene Smith did the unthinkable.

"She got even more irate from there she threatened to kill the officers and the officers decided the best course of action was [to] place her under arrest," Bashaw said.

The arrest seemed to only provoke her more. Cameras in the police car captured Smith yelling at officers, "Burn in hell," and " I will kill your [expletive]." Police believe Smith was under the influence, but she refused to take a sobriety test.

With such outbursts, Bashaw is relieved Virginia Smith is in police custody.

"She was not in the right frame of mind and I don't think it was a matter of shock."

Smith claims her accelerator got stuck and that's what caused the accident. That is unconfirmed. Four people were injured during the incident. Smith is now booked in the Grady County Jail for threatening an officer.