An Alpharetta woman driving a stolen vehicle was forced to a stop by a Cherokee Sheriff's Office deputy on Interstate 575 Thursday afternoon and arrested.
According to Capt. Jay Baker of the sheriff's office:
Latoshia Reanca Williams, 29, was stopped after she allegedly stole a white Kia Telluride by force at the Taco Mac on Cumming Highway in Canton at about 5 p.m. The owner of the vehicle was tracking the stolen car from Taco Mac and giving updates on its location to law enforcement.
Williams reportedly then drove the vehicle north on I-575 before turning around and driving it south.
"Just south of exit 14 as deputies were attempting to box the vehicle in, the driver attempted to pass deputies in the median," Baker said. "A deputy forced the vehicle into the median safety wires to avoid a high-speed chase."
Williams was booked into the Cherokee County jail on charges of fleeing and attempting to elude police and driving under the influence. Bond was set at $11,756.
According to Canton Police Department spokesman Pacer Cordry, the owner of the car was an employee of the restaurant who said Williams had taken her keys from a back area of the restaurant. The victim located the suspect in the parking lot and attempted to open the vehicle's door as the suspect drove off forcing her to the ground.
Canton police charged Williams with car theft and other charges are pending.