Indiana nurse DelRea Good is facing felony charges because she refused to pull over immediately when she was stopped by police. However, there’s reportedly a reason for her refusal.
The 52-year-old nurse was driving on an abandoned street with no lights. So, of course, she felt uncomfortable pulling over abruptly. However, she did state that she slowed down and turned on her hazard lights. She also rolled her window down and waved to inform the officer that she had no plans to flee. According to the Daily Mail, Good drove half a mile to a lit parking lot before bringing her vehicle to a halt. Now, she’s been charged with resisting arrest for not stopping immediately.
Although she didn’t see anything wrong with her actions, the officer definitely felt otherwise. As a matter of fact, he wasn’t too happy once he did stop. During a brief interview, she recounted her interaction with the officer, reports NWI Times.
“‘What in the hell are you doing? I could arrest you for this,’ the officer reportedly said.
‘I don’t care who you are I don’t have to stop on a county road, I’m a single female,’ Good allegedly replied.”
Needless to say, Good was shocked when the officer accused her of resisting arrest. She was even more shocked when he arrested her. However, the Porter County Sheriff’s Department insists the officer made the right decision. A spokesperson for the department recently released a statement defending the officer’s decision to arrest Good.
“The sheriff’s office supports our officer’s decision in this matter.”
Following the daunting experience, Good took to Facebook with a detailed statement recounting the incident.
Her arrest has sparked controversy as many readers are now questioning the definition of “resisting arrest” and whether her actions should be categorized as such. Most readers insist her actions are justifiable and the charges are a bit extreme, while others argued that she did break the law due to a technicality.
Do you think DelRea Good should be charged with resisting arrest? Did she break the law? Share your thoughts.
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