Authorities searching for woman who crashed into Durham house
Posted December 3, 2015 4:20 p.m. EST
Updated December 3, 2015 7:45 p.m. EST
Durham, N.C. — The Durham County Sheriff's Office is searching for a woman who they say crashed her car into a home after fleeing a traffic stop Wednesday night.
Authorities said that a deputy conducted a traffic stop on a gray Acura at Roxoboro Street and Old Oxford Highway at 11:52 p.m. after smelling marijuana coming from the vehicle and learning the owner of the vehicle had a suspended license.
When the deputy exited his car and approached the Acura, the driver fled at a high rate of speed. After searching the area, the deputy found that the Acura had crashed into the front of a home at 4000 Meriwether Drive. The driver of the vehicle fled through the back of the home as a deputy approached.
A woman identified as Whitney Rogers and her child were both in the car at the time of the crash. They were taken to a local hospital for treatment.
The driver of the Acura was identified as Teonna Alston, 25, of 1307 N. Miami Blvd. Pending charges against Alston include driving with a revoked license, misdemeanor fleeing to elude arrest, child endangerment, damage to property, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to render aid and resisting, delaying, or obstructing justice.
Anybody who knows the location of Alston should call the Durham County Sheriff's Office at 919-560-0900 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.