SUBJECT: Woman Crashes Vehicle into Fire Hydrant while Fleeing from Sheriff’s Deputy
RELEASE NUMBER: 2017-NR-028
CONTACT: Lt. Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff David Wedding
An Evansville woman is in custody after crashing her motor vehicle into a fire hydrant while fleeing from a sheriff’s deputy.
On Friday, March 24, 2017 at 11:25 AM a Sheriff’s Office detective observed a black Cadillac Deville sedan being operated by Ms. Krissie Kirk. The detective knew Ms. Kirk’s driver’s license was suspended, so he attempted to stop her in the area of Taylor Avenue near Rotherwood Avenue.
When the detective (who was in uniform and driving a fully marked Sheriff’s Office cruiser) activated his emergency lights and siren the vehicle sped away. The detective pursued the vehicle south on Lodge Avenue, past Holy Spirit School and Lodge School, reaching speed in excess of 60 mph. The vehicle ran a red light at E. Riverside Drive and then crashed into a fire hydrant and mailbox at Lilac Lane. The vehicle nearly struck a house at the corner of the intersection before coming to rest.
By the time the pursing detective was able to catch up the to vehicle, Ms. Kirk had already fled on foot and climbed over two fences. The detective deployed his K-9 partner and began to pursue Ms. Kirk on foot. After shouting multiple warnings, Ms. Kirk refused to stop fleeing and was then apprehended by the Sheriff’s Office K-9.
Ms. Kirk was transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries sustained during the apprehension and was later booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail.
Krissie Kay Kirk (pictured above in December of 2016), 24, of Evansville. Resisting Law Enforcement as a Level 6 Felony, Resisting Law Enforcement as Class A Misdemeanor, Reckless Driving as a Class A Misdemeanor, Criminal Mischief as a Class B Misdemeaor
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