LaGrange Police have arrested a local woman on several misdemeanor charges after she allegedly wrecked her car into a telephone pole and then claimed the car had been stolen.
Sunday evening about 6:25 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 1300 block of Brownwood Avenue in reference to a motor vehicle accident.
Officers arrived and found an abandoned grey Ford Focus with severe damage to the front passenger side. A nearby wooden utility pole also had damage from where the vehicle appeared to have struck it.
The driver had left the scene before police arrived, but officers were able to determine the Focus had been traveling east on Brownwood Avenue when the driver left the roadway and struck the wooden utility pole.
Police spoke to a female on scene who stated that her friend, Takeeta Monique Weaver, called her and told her that she was involved in an accident on Brownwood Avenue. She then came to help Weaver, but she had already left the accident scene on foot. The female then contacted Weaver by phone and she agreed to return to the wrecked vehicle.
About twenty minutes later, Weaver returned to the accident scene and claimed someone stole her car. She told police she was in the process of moving when one of her friends came inside her house and told her that someone just got into her car and drove away in it.
Weaver was then unable to provide any proof of insurance for the vehicle.
Officers then confronted Weaver and told her that she had been seen leaving the accident scene, but she continued to insist that someone stole her car. Weaver was then placed under arrest.
After Weaver was taken into custody, officers asked her if she needed any medical treatment from the accident and she stated no, but quickly stated that she was not in an accident. Weaver was then taken to West Georgia Medical Center to be medically cleared before being transported to the jail.
Weaver, age 30, was then transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where she was booked into the jail charged with Failure to Report an Accident, No Proof of Insurance, and Failure to Maintain Lane.
Weaver was later released from the Troup County Jail on $2,000 bail.