OCEAN CITY — A Pittsville woman was arrested on drunk-driving and numerous traffic violations early Tuesday morning after a high-speed chase through the downtown area that reached speeds approaching 100 mph and ended with stop sticks being deployed at 3rd Street and the vehicle eventually stopped on the Route 50 bridge.
Around 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, an OCPD officer on patrol observed a Pontiac driven by Sunny Mae Schrum, 26, of Pittsville, heading north on Baltimore Avenue while consistently honking her horn for no apparent reason for several three-to five-second bursts from 6th Street to the intersection with Coastal Highway at 33rd Street.
According to police reports, Schrum continued to lay on the horn while committing several traffic violations including driving through marked traffic signals. For example, at 9th Street, Schrum was in the designated turn lane before swerving back into northbound Baltimore Avenue. The OCPD officer continued to follow Schrum north on Baltimore Avenue as she continued to blast the vehicle’s horn for no apparent reason with no other vehicles on the roadway or pedestrians in the area.