Deputy berates woman for not immediately pulling over

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. -A Williamson County woman says she was just trying to be safe when she didn’t immediately pull over for a Williamson County sheriff’s deputy who attempted to stop her.

The woman, who did not want to be identified, was pulling out of her Brentwood subdivision when she noticed the deputy at Split Log Road around 4:45 a.m. on the morning of April 17.

According to the woman, the deputy got behind her white Mercedes and turned on his lights. She told Nashville’s News 2 she did not feel comfortable pulling over because she wasn’t in a well lit area.

The woman called 911 and asked the dispatcher to confirm it was a legit traffic stop and if so, to let the deputy know she was looking for a safe place to stop.

The woman ended up pulling over in a residential area on Moore’s Lane at the Gordon Petty Drive intersection, less than two miles away.

Once the deputy got out of the car, the woman said he raised his voice and asked her what her problem was.

She says he also told her, “If you are that paranoid, you have bigger problems in life.”

He then accused her of swerving and made her get out of the car and take a field sobriety test.

The 41-year-old woman was on her way to the gym.  She told Nashville’s News 2 she was not speeding or doing anything wrong that she knew of.

She says recent news events of men posing as police officers in Mississippi made her reluctant to pull over where she was.

The deputy cited her for having an out of state driver’s license.  The woman said she recently moved to Middle Tennessee from Arizona.

Nashville’s News 2 contacted the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office but the agency declined to comment on the case because it is pending.



2 Responses to “Deputy berates woman for not immediately pulling over”

  1. AlgerHiss Says:

    “….accused her of swerving…”

    This has clearly become a catch-all….or more accurately, creating phony reasonable suspicion on-the-fly. It’s right up there with “officer safety” and “stop resisting”.

  2. Weaving has always been the on-the-spot probable cause generator for cops who “need” a reason to pull you over.

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