Wake County DA issues arrest warrant for Durham’s ‘STAYUMBL’ driver

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Durham Driver Diana Mems STAYUMBL Mugshots

The Wake County District Attorney’s Office issued an arrest warrant Wednesday for Diana Mems, also known as “STAYUMBL,” following a WNCN investigation.

According to the district attorney’s office, Mems did not show up for her scheduled court date Tuesday, marking the second time she has been a no-show for two charges stemming from a January citation for expired registration and improper turn. Expired registration is a Class III misdemeanor and statute allows for an order of arrest to be issued.

While it is rare for that to happen, Assistant District Attorney Matt Lively said it was warranted here.

“In this case, where someone has demonstrated they are a danger to the public, and especially because this is the second time it’s been set in court and missed,” Lively said.

After obtaining a copy of the Order for Arrest, WNCN noticed the address listed as her residence is the same address listed on the original citation that led us to a Durham strip mall. Additionally, two different names are used to identify her: Diana Taije Mems is on the citation, while Diana Tai Roy is on the Order for Arrest.

In Wake County, Mems is facing four charges. She was indicted last week in Superior Court for reckless driving and speeding (68 mph in a 45 mph zone), along with the improper turn and expired registration.

Mems is notorious on social media for performing dangerous maneuvers on the road caught on camera. WNCN brought Mems to the attention of Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman after an investigation revealed her to be connected to more than a dozen aliases and 31 traffic violations.

The latest incident happened in April with a Durham County School bus. Video taken by the school bus driver showed Mems stopping her car in front of the bus on a two-lane road, getting out of her car, and blocking it from moving. She’s facing charges of careless and reckless driving, illegal passing, and impeding traffic from that incident.

Mems is due in Wake County Superior Court on May 20 and Durham County District Court on May 26.

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