Opa-locka woman escapes custody on way to police station

OPA-LOCKA, FLA. (WSVN) - A woman is back in custody after she escaped from the back seat of an Opa-locka Police Department cruiser while handcuffed, Thursday morning, according to police.

Police said Opa-locka PD officers arrested Shaneka Youte Preston, 33, for domestic violence, around 8 a.m., Thursday. While transporting Preston to the police station for processing, the officer escorting her was driving south on Northwest 37th Avenue when they approached a red light at Northwest 135th Street, according to police.

While stopped at the light, Preston escaped from the car while handcuffed and evaded the officer who gave chase. The officer lost track of Preston, and police set up a perimeter.

Officials said Opa-locka Police, assisted by Miami-Dade Police K-9 units and aviation units, apprehended Preston at about 5 p.m.

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