Sunday, May 29, 2011
Estella Warren -- No Charges For Felony Escape
Model turned actress Estella Warren has been given a lucky break and will not face felony escape charges.
The Planet of the Apes star had slipped out of her handcuffs after being arrested on a DUI charge on Monday night and tried to flee.
But because of a major technicality, she will not face felony escape charges. TMZ is reporting that because officers had not actually booked Warren into the system before she made a run for it then she technically did not commit felony escape.
She will still face assault, hit and run and driving under the influence charges though.
The actress and model was taken into custody around midnight on Tuesday and left jail this afternoon after posting $100,000 bail.
Warren was driving in Los Angeles when she struck three parked cars in her Toyota Prius.
Warren then allegedly drove away but police spotted her and placed her under arrest for driving under the influence, though not before she resisted and kicked an officer.
The star, who is listed as 5ft 8in and 115lbs, was then taken to the police station in handcuffs and, reports TMZ.com during the booking process she managed to get out of her handcuffs and then run out the back door.
Warren was quickly recaptured and booked at 3.10am for felony escape.
According to TMZ, she will also be booked for assault, hit and run and DUI.
After the crash, the unnamed man claims: 'When I approached her she was obviously drunk and acting crazy.
A few more residents approached her, but she started yelling and accused us of stealing things from her.
'When I told her she had to wait for the police to arrive she lashed out at me and started to "girl-slap" me on my chest and arms.
'To be honest, I felt sorry for her because she was obviously really wasted and would not listen to anybody, but she caused damage to several cars.
'Luckily, nobody was badly hurt because she should not have been driving in that state.'
at 11:11 AM