“Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct the circumstances surrounding the traffic stop and subsequent arrest. We regret the error.”
ASHLEY, Ind. (WANE) – A suspected intoxicated driver was arrested Monday evening in Ashley after trying to run from police and allegedly battering an officer in the process.
Shortly after 6:30 p.m., officers responded to a business in the 600 block of E State St. on reports of a possibly intoxicated driver, according to a Facebook post from the Ashley-Hudson Police Department. As police were arriving on the scene, the suspect’s vehicle left the business parking lot and headed east. The Facebook post claims officers then watched the vehicle cross left of center, over-correct and cross the fog line.
Police conducted a traffic stop and the driver tried to flee on foot. As officers tried to stop her, she allegedly battered an officer.
Police determined the driver, identified as 51-year-old Charity Porter of Hamilton, was intoxicated. Porter did not consent to a chemical test, and results are now pending from a blood draw, the post said.
Porter was arrested for Level 6 felony operating while intoxicated with a passenger under 18, Level 6 felony battery to a public safety official, and a misdemeanor charge of resisting law enforcement.