Mississippi woman injures police dog after ingesting drugs during foot chase, sheriff says

Published 8:41 am Saturday, April 2, 2022

A Mississippi woman has been arrested after she reportedly injured a K-9 officer as she fled from police, all the while actively ingesting drugs.

On Thursday, Harrison County deputies say Brandy Bazor, 38, failed to stop for deputies during a traffic stop. She and another passenger fled in a 2003 Ford Taurus. According to deputies, the passenger, Alexis Preston, exited the vehicle and then fled on foot. Preston was apprehended by the K-9 officer.

Meanwhile, Bazor continued the pursuit in her car until she stopped the vehicle and tried to flee on foot. As she fled, Bazor actively ingested drugs, deputies report.

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Bazor has been charged with felonies of failing to stop a vehicle and injuring, drugging or taunting a public service animal.

The K-9 officer has been treated and released to light duty until he’s recovered.