EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Lauryn Connelly of Evansville, 19, was arrested Wednesday after a Tuesday incident in which she allegedly fled from an Indiana State Police trooper.
Trooper Ross Rafferty observed the driver of a white 2007 Chevrolet Aveo traveling south on Kentucky Avenue at 50 m.p.h. in a 30 m.p.h. zone as clocked by radar. Rafferty attempted to pull the vehicle over, but the driver failed to stop. When she did pull over, she accelerated as soon as Rafferty exited his patrol car, disregarding stop signs and traffic lights. Rafferty terminated the pursuit out of concern for public safety.
Rafferty continued his investigation and identified Connelly, who had an active felony warrant out of Henderson, Ky. for a methamphetamine charge. The Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office reviewed Rafferty’s investigation and issued a warrant for her arrest.
Connelly was charged with Resisting Law Enforcement, a Level 6 Felony, as well as for the Henderson warrant.
The Evansville Police Department assisted in the subsequent arrest. Connelly is being held in the Vanderburgh County Jail without bond.