Teary mugshot of Virginia Christine Lewis Brown released by the Blount County Sheriff's Office. She's been charged with seven counts of felony reckless endangerment.
The Post reports that each count carries a possible prison sentence of one to 15 years and a fine of up to $10,000.
But Deputy Snider says he immediately noticed Brown's erratic driving as she made her way through the traffic cones, sped through the tent and exited the other side, before racing through the remaining cones. It's unclear whether she has an attorney.
As the Post noted, less unsafe anti-vaccination demonstrations have cropped up nationwide, even though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines against COVID-19 safe and effective.
Although the number of US Covid cases on Wednesday were the lowest in roughly a year, only about 40% of the population is now fully vaccinated, according to a Washington Post database.
The report said more than a dozen health department and national guard personnel were inside the tent.
After the deputy stopped Brown, she told him she drove through the site to protest the vaccine and was only traveling 5 miles per hour, the report said. The sheriff's office says two deputies working at the site witnessed Brown speed through the vaccine tent in a Chrysler Pacifica.
"I had several victims tell me she nearly hit them as she fled through the tent at high speeds", the deputy wrote in the report.
'Several victims stated that they thought the driver was going to kill them, ' the incident report added, according to The Daily Times.
When officers pulled her over, Brown acknowledged that she drove her auto through the site "to protest the vaccine", claiming she was only driving at 8km/h, police records show. "Brown was arrested and taken to the Blount County Correctional Facility without incident". In her mug shot released by the sheriff's office, a single tear appears to be rolling down her left cheek. Gouge praised the workers while emphasising that the Foothills Mall vaccine site remains open for any residents wanting a shot.
It is the world's first published phase-3 study results of inactivated COVID-19 vaccines, the CNBG said in a statement on Thursday.