Date of News Release: 05/30/2017
Owensboro, KY. (May 28th, 2017) – Kentucky State Police was notified by Evansville Police Department that they were in pursuit of a female for shoplifting charges and she was traveling towards Henderson Kentucky. Upon entering Kentucky, Henderson Police Department joined the pursuit for a short period of time before losing the vehicle on US60. A short time later, Kentucky State Police located the vehicle in the Bon Harbor area of US60. When the Trooper attempted to initiate a traffic stop, the vehicle fled again. The pursuit traveled for approximately 62 miles through the Curdsville community of Daviess County and the Calhoun Community of McClean County before heading north into the city limits of Owensboro. The pursuit was terminated at the city limits of Owensboro for safety concerns. A short time later Owensboro Central dispatch contacted state police and advised they received a complaint of a collision at Parish and Allen streets involving the fleeing vehicle. The caller reported the driver of the vehicle fled on foot after the collision. One occupant of the vehicle that was struck was transported to the hospital for injuries caused by the collision. A search of the area was conducted and Rachael Auxier of Calhoun was located in a storage shed behind a residence by a Deputy with the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office. Auxier was charged with speeding 116mph in a 55mph zone, Assault 2nd degree, fleeing or evading police 1st degree motor vehicle, wanton endangerment of police officer, burglary 3rd degree, wanton endangerment 1st degree, fleeing or evading police 1st degree on foot, leaving scene of an accident, and reckless driving. Auxier was also served with a bench warrant for failure to pay fines. KSP was assisted by the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office and the Owensboro Police Department.
Citizens can contribute to highway safety by calling KSP toll-free at: (1-800-222-5555). Citizens can call to confidentially report impaired drivers or any criminal activity. You may also download the free KSP mobile phone app. The app provides quick, direct access to KSP including weather, road and traffic information as well as text, voice and photo tip capabilities to report criminal behavior. The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple and Google Play stores.