This information comes from reports provided by the Vincennes Police Department, the Vincennes Fire Department, the Knox County Sheriff’s Department, the Bicknell Police Department, Lawrence County, Illinois, Sheriff’s Department, the Washington City Police Department or the Daviess County Sheriff’s Department as well as The Associated Press. Charges not involving warrants are preliminary and may be changed before formal filing by a prosecutor.
Knox County assists in high speed pursuit
Deputies with the Knox County Sheriff’s Department say they were advised about 5:45 p.m. on Monday of a pursuit in Gibson County that was headed into Knox County via northbound U.S. 41.
The vehicle being pursued was a white Chevrolet Equinox, the driver accused of shoplifting and for battery upon employees at Walmart in Princeton.
Stop sticks were deployed at U.S. 41 and Airport Road but were unsuccessful, police say.
The pursuit continued north on U.S. 41 at a high rate of speed before the driver, later identified as 55-year-old Michelle Williams, Vincennes, turned onto Saint Thomas Road, according to a press release from the sheriff’s department.
Police continued to chase her toward the Cannonball Bridge where she crashed into a barrier.
Williams allegedly then placed the vehicle into reverse and struck a police car before deputies were able to take her into custody.
She was taken to Good Samaritan for medical clearance then was booked into the Knox County Jail on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated with bodily injury, a Level 6 felony, resisting law enforcement with an automobile, a Level 6 felony; and reckless driving, criminal mischief and criminal recklessness, all misdemeanor charges.
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