OWENSBORO, Ky. – A woman is facing more than a dozen charges after she allegedly tried to ram a deputy’s car and led officers on a pursuit with an infant in her vehicle.
The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office told WFIE that Katie Bowes was driving behind a deputy and swerving across all lanes of the road. The deputy said he believed Bowes was attempting to ram the back of his car.
When Bowes turned down a road, the deputy was able to get behind her and attempted a traffic stop, investigators told The Owensboro Times. When Bowes failed to stop, the deputy began a pursuit.
Over the course of the chase, the deputy said Bowes made an unsafe U-turn and stopped in the middle of the road before continuing the pursuit, The Owensboro Times reported.
When the vehicle eventually stopped, deputies removed Bowes from the car. Inside the car, deputies found a 9-month-old child sitting in an unsecured car seat in the front passenger seat, WFIE reported. Officers also found meth, a needle, and open containers of alcohol in the car.
Bowes faces 14 charges, including fleeing or evading police, wanton endangerment, possession of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a minor, according to online records.