Bad Hair Day: Woman Arrested After Driving 102 MPH To Salon Appointment

In South Carolina, Sandra Powell, 72, really wanted to get to that hair appointment. She was clocked at over 100 mph and, when finally caught, explained that she was late for her hair appointment.

Union Police Sgt. Richard Powers reported that Powell almost hit cars and was going over 100 mph in a 45 mph zone.

Notably, she reportedly claimed relief when she was finally pulled over.

Deputy: “Ma’am?”
Driver: “Yes, sir.”
Deputy: “Are you OK?”
Driver: I’m on my way to get my hair cut and I went the wrong direction and now I’m running late.”
Deputy: “Ma’am, you know you just about caused an accident?”
Driver: “Well, I just about killed myself.”
Deputy: “Do you know how fast you was going?”
Driver: “Yes, I do.”
Deputy: “How fast?”
Driver: “100 miles an hour.”
Deputy: “Huh?”
Driver: “100 miles an hour.”
Deputy: “Do you think that’s safe?”
Driver: “No.”

She was held in jail for 12 hours before she was able to reach her husband and secure her release.

For the video of the chase and stop, click here.

For the story, click here and here.

17 thoughts on “Bad Hair Day: Woman Arrested After Driving 102 MPH To Salon Appointment”

  1. Hello! This post couldn’t be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my old room mate! He always kept chatting about this. I will forward this post to him. Fairly certain he will have a good read. Many thanks for sharing!

  2. It’s a glorious instance for growing craze & consciousness of beauty, style & hair dressing. The women though break the driving speed rule, yet i can’t make her fully responsible for the reason, she was running out of time and had to make up the appointment to satisfy her customer. Anyway, for the shake of beauty & styling, such incident couldn’t happen further.

  3. Being a good southerner, Ms. Powell’s driving may have reflected a near medical condition. From those pitiful pictures, anybody could tell that her do had slumped from the glory of last week’s shampoo and set. Down here, we understand the motto of the well coiffed lady: “the higher the hair, the closer to Jesus.”

  4. The miracles of modern medicine means that one can never be too old to be a fast woman.

  5. I don’t see any roots showing, that would justify 100 mph for sure.

  6. lol

    FFLEO, you are just too much sometimes.

    I mean that in the good way of course. 😀

  7. Blouise,

    Yes Ma’am, a pretty darn corny “joke,” even for me…However, I would have felt terrible if that hot tea had scalded your epiglottis on my account.

  8. FFLEO,

    Oh brother! … I took a much larger sip of hot tea on that one

  9. Where is the sympathy for your elders? Mrs. Powell clearly must believe that we only have one life to live, one must not procrastinate, and thereby lives by this driving, all-important motto:

    Hair today–Gone tomorrow…

  10. What is the point of holding this woman in jail for twelve hours? That is nuts.

    The truth is people who drive slow are often dangerous drivers. If you follow behind a slow driver for a while you will soon see that the reason they are driving slow is because they are stupid.

    They often violate all sorts of driving laws: turning into the right lane while completing a left turn onto a new road, treating a yield sign as a merge sign, continuously driving slow in the fast or passing lane, cutting in front on traffic (cutting people off), ignoring signs which say that slow traffic should stay to the right, and so forth.

    So they are not driving slow for safety’s sake, they are driving slow because they are bad drivers who need to be pulled over time and again and ticketed until THEY lose their licenses.

    My pet peeve is that they are usually the ones who fail to yield to emergency vehicles coming from behind (who else is left, since the speedy folks are gone having long ago already seen the lights and heard the sirens?).

    These imbecilic slow drivers aren’t even checking their rear view mirrors. Perhaps they figure they are going slow enough to not worry about it. It’s like they gave up the habit long ago having seen enough of the irate drivers behind them. D

    My elderly mother recently got into a fender-bender (with a cop car!) and to get the points taken off her record she went through an extensive online driver improvement course that was over one hundred pages long when printed out. The course made a very big deal about people having bad attitudes about driving and it emphasized that speeders AND slow drivers who are oblivious to others around them are a hazard.


    She passed the test with flying colors, though it scared the dickens out of her.–75-fine-for-blocking-the-fast-lane-

  11. Vanity and stupidity.

    It’s not just for young people anymore.

  12. vlf,

    I should be ashamed, but if it wasn’t it is now.

  13. Maybe she is the momma of somebody that is in management at Goldman Sachs…..

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