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Guyton woman charged after high speed pursuit

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Rebecca Wickman (Source: Effingham Co. Sheriff's Office) Rebecca Wickman (Source: Effingham Co. Sheriff's Office)
GUYTON, GA (WTOC) -

Rebecca Wickman, 30, of Guyton, is in custody after being involved in a hit and run crash and leading Effingham County sheriff's deputies on a high speed pursuit.

Just after 9 p.m. Monday, deputies were dispatched to Courthouse Rd. and Midland Rd. on a report of a crash with injuries. According to authorities, the driver of a black SUV fled the scene after hitting a vehicle from behind. A sheriff's deputy saw the suspect vehicle traveling on Little McCall Rd. and attempted a traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle, Wickman, refused to stop and led the deputy on a chase.

According to authorities, Wickman exceeded speeds in excess of 85 mph during the pursuit. Deputies performed a PIT maneuver once they entered the Guyton area and ended the pursuit. Wickman still refused deputies commands after the crash and authorities were forced to break the passenger side window and remove her from the vehicle.

The victim of the hit and run at Courthouse Rd. and Midland Rd. was treated for minor injuries.

Wickman is facing charges of hit and run, fleeing and attempting to elude a law enforcement officer, obstruction of a law enforcement officer, interference with government property, reckless driving and DUI. Authorities say she had prescription pills, wine bottles and a child's carseat in the vehicle. She was taken to an area hospital and then transferred to the Effingham County Jail.

She remains in the Effingham County Jail.

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