A Springfield woman allegedly tried to avoid a traffic stop but instead crashed her car on South Limestone Street.
India Colquitt, 29, is charged in Clark County Municipal Court with failure to comply with order or signal of police officer and obstructing official business. She pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Springfield police began their investigation when an officer saw a vehicle on Selma Road near Cypress Street driving southbound with a headlight not working, according to an affidavit filed with the charges.
“The vehicle made a quick right-hand turn on to Cypress Street and fled the area,” the affidavit says,
Officers were able to find the car on East Southern Avenue and saw the car turn onto Linden Avenue. The officer attempted to make a traffic stop then.
“The vehicle stopped at the stop sign at Linden Avenue and Rice Street then turned westbound onto Rice Street,” the affidavit says. “The vehicle accelerated and ran the stop sign at Rice Street and Clifton Avenue. After the vehicle ran the stop sign “
The officer decided to stop the pursuit, the affidavit says, but found the vehicle had crashed on South Limestone. Street.
“He then observed a person running from the vehicle heading westbound through a yard near Perrin Avenue,” the affidavit says.
The person, identified as India Colquitt, then fell down and was taken into custody, the affidavit says. The affidavit says there was a warrant for Colquitt on a theft charge.
A next court date is not set in the case.