A high-speed pursuit ended in a single-vehicle accident at the split of United States 40 and County Road 340 West Wednesday, which resulted in the arrest of the driver.
According to a press release issued by the Clay County Sheriff's Department, Karen L. Guess, 40, Brazil, was arrested for resisting law enforcement in a vehicle, battery by bodily waste to law enforcement, indecent exposure and disorderly conduct.
The press release stated additional charges are pending because of an ongoing investigation.
According to the press release, CCSD Patrol Sgt. Dan Best was dispatched to 6920 W. US 40 to investigate a criminal complaint that came across shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday.
During the investigation, Guess resisted arrest and fled the scene in a 1993 Pontiac Grand Am, according to the press release.
During the fleeing, the release stated Guess attempted to "hit or run over" Best twice.
The release states that Guess fled the scene and headed east bound on US 40, but the pursuit came to an end after Guess attempted to avoid stop sticks that CCSD officials had deployed on the road.
According to the release, Guess lost control of her vehicle and crashed into a utility pole north of the intersection of Jackson Street and US 40 in Brazil.
The release stated Guess was transported to St. Vincent Clay Hospital for injuries sustained during the crash.
However, according to the press release, while being treated at the hospital, Guess battered two nurses and Best with blood.
The release stated Guess was released from the hospital and immediately taken into custody at the Clay County Justice Center.
Other agencies assisting at the scene included the Brazil City Police Department, Indiana State Police, Brazil City Fire Department, Clay County Search and Rescue and TransCare Ambulance.