MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. (FOX 2) - The woman who led cops on a police chase before hitting two squad cars and finally lighting up a crack pipe in front of the officers is going to prison.
"I don't want to die," said Kristi Rettig. "If I go back out there, I'm going to die. I need help. I desperately need help."
The 37-year-old was sentenced to 2-15 years in prison after she refused to be pulled over when officers noticed her tail lights weren't working last October. Police then tailed her as she topped 100 mph in a 35 mph zone.
After losing control and hitting two stop signs, she crashed into two squad cars. After coming to a stop, she took out a crack pipe and smoked in front of the officers. She was charged with fleeing from police, assault with a dangerous weapon and possession of a controlled substance.
"Of course your conduct was appalling that night in terms of that you completely cared about nothing other than the crack pipe" said Judge Joseph Toia of the Macomb County Circuit Court.
Due to the prior nine felonies, 14 misdemeanors and only one rehab program completed in the last 15 years, Toia refused her request for no jail time, and sentenced her without credit for the five months she's already served.