LAPORTE — A 39-year-old Michigan City woman faces numerous charges after driving erratically and leading officers on a chase that nearly resulted in a head-on collision with one officer and forced other motorists off the road, county police said.
Judith Taylor faces felony counts of resisting law enforcement and criminal recklessness, and misdemeanor aggressive driving and reckless driving, according to police.
Police said they were alerted at 8:16 a.m. Tuesday about a reckless driver heading east on U.S. 20. A county police officer spotted the vehicle going south on Fail Road and passing another motorist in a no-passing zone.
After having to pull over to avoid a head-on collision, the officer attempted to stop the vehicle at which time it sped off, police said. The driver, later identified as Taylor, continued south on Fail Road and forced other motorists off the roadway.
Taylor then headed west on Ind. 2 through LaPorte, avoiding two sets of tire-deflating devices placed by police in her path and forcing oncoming motorists off the road.
The vehicle then left the roadway in the 11800 west block of County Road 300 South and was boxed in by police.
Taylor was taken to the LaPorte County Jail and held on a $755 cash-only bond, police said.