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Posted: Friday, April 26, 2013 9:43 am

A Norfolk woman was arrested for driving erratically and officers also found pills she did not have a prescription for in her vehicle.

Sunney L. Swanson, 27, was arrested after police observed her vehicle in the 100 block of West Norfolk Avenue at 2:55 a.m. Friday, said Capt. Michael Bauer of the Norfolk Police Division.

The vehicle looked as if it was missing a rear license plate on it. As the officer turned to get behind the vehicle, the vehicle began to accelerate and increase the distance between the two vehicles. As the officer attempted to catch up, it drove at speeds that were well over the posted speed limit. At several intersections, the vehicle braked rapidly and then accelerated rapidly, causing it to skid around turns. In the process of braking and accelerating rapidly, the vehicle proceeded through two stop signs without stopping, Bauer said.

The vehicle came to an abrupt stop behind the residence at 704 W. Nebraska Ave.

The driver — identified as Swanson — tried to walk away after parking the car, Bauer said.

During an inventory of the vehicle prior to it being towed, officers located three antidepressant pills, Effexor XR. Effexor is only obtained through a prescription and Swanson did not have a prescription for it, Bauer said.

She will face potential charges of willful reckless driving and possession of legend drugs.

She was booked into the Norfolk jail and later released on cash bond.

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