VALPARAISO — An arrest Friday of two young Valparaiso women on charges of drinking alcohol underage escalated into a felony count for one as both resisted officers, hurled insults and carried out other "childish antics," according to Porter County police.
Kaylee Neff, 20, of the 1700 block of Whittier Park Drive, and Bosiljka Woldt, 18, of the 400 block of Scarborough Road, were both arrested on misdemeanor charges of minor consumption of alcohol. Neff faces an additional felony count of escape.
The pair were discovered just before midnight Friday in the area of Union Street and Garfield Avenue in Valparaiso, where others were preventing them from getting into a car to drive, according to police. The women, who appeared intoxicated, said they had been to a "frat party" nearby.
After several failed attempts, Neff reportedly registered as intoxicated on a portable breath test machine, police said. Woldt refused to take the test.
As Neff was being handcuffed, she reportedly began crying, screaming and pulling away. Woldt would not cooperate and had to be forcibly handcuffed, police said.
The pair continued resisting police, who reportedly had to force them into a vehicle. When Woldt escaped her seatbelt in the backseat en route to the jail, the officer stopped the vehicle to secure her at which time Neff fled from the front seat, police said.
After retrieving Neff, she was given to another officer to take to jail. Upon learning at the jail she faced a felony count for fleeing, Neff "threw herself on the ground and commenced to engage in a temper-tantrum," police said.
Woldt reportedly told jail staff "her family is exceptionally wealthy and that we needed to open the doors to the jail so she could walk out," police said. She also repeatedly insulted the officer's appearance, according to police.
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Bob is a 23-year veteran of The Times. He covers county government and courts in Porter County, federal courts, police news and regional issues. He also created the Vegan in the Region blog, is an Indiana University grad and lifelong region resident.
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