TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree in Webster County
Date of News Release: 08/10/2009
(Madisonville, Ky.) -- The Kentucky State Police, Webster County Sherriff's Department and Clay Police Department were conducting a pre-approved Traffic Safety Check Point when Mary Mitchell turned in an attempt to avoid the check point. Ms. Mitchell ignored repeated commands to stop given by Lieutenant Steve Madden. Trooper Stephen Oughton pursued the vehicle for approximately two miles before Ms. Mitchell pulled over. Ms. Mitchell was arrested for charges:
- Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle)
- Operating Motor Vehicle Under Influence Alcohol/Drugs/Etc. .08 (Aggravated Circumstances) 1st offense
- Possession of Marijuana
- Drug Paraphernalia Law, Buy, Possess 2nd or Greater Offense.
Ms. Mitchell was lodged into the Webster County Detention Center.