Officer almost Hit in Police Car and then a Chase before Arrested

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Officer Fahse was driving south bound on Fares Ave in a marked police vehicle, when a blue passenger car failed to yield the right of way coming out of a parking lot at Virginia and Fares. The vehicle stopped just short of hitting the driver’s side door of the police vehicle. She could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the open window of the vehicle. Fahse attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the blue passenger vehicle.  The vehicle continued west bound on Virginia in an attempt to flee. The vehicle continued to increase its speed and ran a red light at Heidelbach and Virginia. Fahse terminated her pursuit of the vehicle because of safety concerns to the public.

Fahse was able to get the registration of the vehicle from the license plate.  This led to an address in Warrick County.  A Warrick County deputy sheriff went to the address the registration returned.  The deputy was able to determine an address the car should be at in Evansville. Fahse and other officers then went to the 500 block of E. Parkland. While there they located the driver of the vehicle, Christopher Poodry.  Poodry during the investigation gave officers a false name.

Poodry was arrested for the below offenses and booked into the Vanderburgh County Confinement Center.  Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call the Evansville Police Detective Office (812) 436-7979 or the tip line (812) 435-6194.

  • Auto Theft
  • False Informing / Reporting 
  • Resist Law Enforcement
  • Reckless Driving IC CODE: 9-21-8-52 (A)(1) [CM]
  • Driving with a Suspended License
  • Disregarding a Traffic Control Device
  • Failure to Yield at Intersection
  • Exceeding the Posted Speed Limit
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