Laurel County, Ky. - Sheriff John Root is reporting that Deputy Larry Parrott arrested an East Bernstadt resident on Monday night March 2, 2015 at approximately 9:20 P.M.
Arrested was Tara Baldwin age 21 of Orchard Road, East Bernstadt, KY.
The arrest occurred on Ky 490 approximately 5 miles north of London after deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a blue Nissan Altima believed to have a subject in the vehicle that was involved in an earlier dangerous pursuit in Laurel County.
When Deputy Parrott turned around to attempt a traffic stop on the vehicle it sped up, and it took over 2 miles to get the vehicle stopped.
Deputy Parrott assisted by Deputy Charlie Johnson where both deputies set up a moving roadblock to finally get the vehicle stopped.
Deputies detected the odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle.
Tara Baldwin was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence second offense; fleeing or evading police – second-degree – motor vehicle; possession of marijuana; failure of owner to maintain required insurance first offense; and other traffic offenses.
Also assisting on the investigation was Deputy Brandon Broughton and Detective Jason back.
Tara Baldwin was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.
Photo attached is courtesy of the Laurel County Detention Center.