Stolen vehicle pursuit ends in arrest of Springfield woman Print
Written by Janna Ross   
Tuesday, 10 May 2011 00:00

On Friday morning, May 6, at 5:46 a.m., a trooper from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg attempted to stop a silver Chevrolet Trailblazer for a traffic violation Northbound on Interstate 65 near the Four Mile Marker in Clark County.  As the trooper attempted to stop the Trailblazer it fled. A pursuit ensued with the Trailblazer exiting onto State Road 265 Eastbound from Interstate 65.
The pursuit which involved several police officers traveled onto Port Road and several other local roadways near the Port Road/Middle Road area in Jeffersonville before getting back onto Interstate 265 Westbound. The Chevrolet Trailblazer continued on Interstate 265 Westbound until the driver, Leslie Wright, decided to stop near the 4.8 Mile Marker in Floyd County. The driver was taken into custody and transported to the Floyd County Jail to be incarcerated.
Leslie E. Wright, 38, from Springfield, Kentucky was charged with Fleeing Law Enforcement in a Vehicle, D Felony; Criminal Recklessness with an Automobile, D Felony; Possession of Stolen Property, D Felony and several other driving related offenses.
When the pursuit ended it was discovered the 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer was stolen out of Shively, Kentucky on March 10.
The pursuit lasted approximately 15 minutes with speeds reaching 80 miles per hour. One Indiana State Police car was slightly damaged when near Middle Road and Centennial Boulevard in Jeffersonville the pursued vehicle crashed into it. No one was injured during the pursuit.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 May 2011 10:05