Unusual Attempt to Evade Arrest After Reckless Driving Incident in Evansville


Evansville, INDIANA — A 29-year-old Evansville woman's attempt to outsmart law enforcement took an unexpected turn after she was pulled over for reckless driving, as per an affidavit.

At approximately 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, a sheriff's deputy reported observing a white Dodge Charger on the Lloyd Expressway rapidly accelerating, reaching speeds well in excess of 100 miles per hour.

The deputy detailed how they closely monitored the driver, later identified as Tanazea M. Woods, who was maneuvering in and out of traffic in an attempt to evade capture.

Ultimately, the deputy caught up with the Charger and conducted a traffic stop at Garvin Street and Illinois.

In an unusual move, Woods swiftly relocated to the back seat, leaving the driver's seat vacant as the deputy approached, according to the sheriff's office.

Upon further investigation, authorities discovered that Woods had an outstanding arrest warrant and a suspended license.

The sheriff's office permitted the other occupants of the vehicle to arrange for alternate transportation and subsequently released them.

Woods was subsequently taken into custody and booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail on multiple charges, including Reckless Driving, Criminal Recklessness, Driving with a Suspended License, and Failure to Appear.