Johnson City woman accused of escaping from police car

John Thompson • Updated Nov 6, 2018 at 8:53 PM

ELIZABETHTON — A Johnson City woman who was a passenger in a car stopped for going 42 mph in a 30 mph zone, was arrested on several charges over the weekend.

Carter County Sheriff’s Deputy Russell Broadway said he stopped a green Saturn on 4th Avenue in Watauga. He reported the driver’s license was revoked. After issuing a ticket, Broadway asked for consent to search the vehicle. After receiving consent, he said, he did not find any drugs on the driver or in the driver’s compartment of the car.

Broadway then asked the passenger, Robin Danyale Gallucci, 28, for consent to search, which she gave. In the seat, he reported finding a loaded syringe with a blood mixture. He said he asked her for her identification and said she claimed to be Danielle Price, then changed her last name to something unintelligible.

Broadway said he then found several other drugs and drug-related items and placed her under arrest. Broadway then placed her in the right front seat of his patrol car because he had a K-9 vehicle. He kept searching the Saturn and reported finding more items. After calling 911 to get more support, he said he walked back to the Saturn.

Broadway said he watched the woman climb over the console of his patrol car, open the driver’s side door and begin running. He said he caught her about 20 feet behind his vehicle.

Broadway charged Gallucci with escape, criminal impersonation, introduction of contraband into a penal institution, methamphetamine possession, possession of schedule IV drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, and manufacture, delivery, sale or possession of methamphetamine.

Gallucci is scheduled to answer the charges in Sessions Court on Nov. 16.

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