Woman indicted by grand jury, claims herself as a "sovereign citizen"

Published: Feb. 1, 2013 at 11:25 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 5, 2013 at 11:25 PM EST
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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A woman from South Carolina was indicted by a grand jury on Monday.

Indictments came down for Jennifer Herring after she was charged with DWI, fleeing to elude arrest and reckless driving to endanger.

WECT.com first told you about Herring after she led a Brunswick County Sheriff's deputy on a chase.

The chase was caught on camera as Herring demanded money from the deputy in order for her to pull over on the side of the road.

In addition to those indictments, Herring has filed her own paperwork at the Brunswick County Courthouse.

Herring is claiming herself as a sovereign citizen, according to the documents.

A declaration of status was filed this week.

According to law enforcement, a sovereign citizen is someone who does not believe in our form of government. They don't pay taxes, vote, serve or follow the constitution.

There are pages of documents filed in her case on her behalf supporting her sovereignty, including a bill of rights.

WECT.com is digging deeper into sovereign and their beliefs and will air a special report on Feb. 18th.

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