Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a 25-year-old woman who they say crashed her car into a home late Thursday morning after fleeing a traffic stop.
Teonna Alston of 1307 N. Miami Blvd. in Durham faces several charges, including driving while license revoked and leaving the scene of an accident, according to the Durham County Sheriff’s Office.
Just before noon, a deputy attempted to stop a gray Acura at the intersection of Roxboro Road and Old Oxford Highway. The sheriff’s office says the deputy wanted to pull the car over after noticing the smell of marijuana coming from it and determining that the registered owner of the vehicle, Alston, had a suspended license.
After the deputy pulled the car over and got out, the Acura sped off and turned onto Meriweather Drive, according to the sheriff’s office. The deputy opted not to give chase but continued to search for the car.
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The deputy found the Acura had crashed into the front of a home at 4000 Meriweather Drive. A second woman, Whitney Rogers, who had been a passenger in the Acura, stumbled out of the home, according to the sheriff’s office. The woman’s child was also in the car.
The deputy talked to Rogers and learned that Alston had jumped and run from the Acura through the back door of the home. Emergency workers transported Rogers and her child to the hospital for treatment. Deputies searched the area but did not find Alston.
The deputies ask anyone who knows the whereabouts of Teonna Alston to contact the Durham Sheriff’s Office at 919-560-0900 or Durham Crime stoppers at 919-683-1200.