(BEDFORD) – Two people were arrested early Saturday after a Bedford Police officer stopped them for a traffic violation.
The officer stopped the red Chevrolet Cavalier after seeing the driver disregarded a stop sign at 8th and Q streets.
“But the driver, later identified at Ethan Middleton, continued to drive until he stopped in the area of 6th and Q streets,” says Chief Terry Moore. “As the officer stepped from his patrol vehicle, Middlton took off driving again east disregarding the police vehicle’s emergency lights and siren.”
The officer lost sight of the Cavalier near 6th and G streets. The car was eventually located down an embankment where it appeared to be involved in an accident.
A female passenger started walking towards the officer stated there was another female involved, 18-year-old Lindsey McCutchen but she took off running with Middleton.
Officer located McCuthchen walking near the accident scene.
Officers requested an ambulance to perform a medical evaluation on both female passengers who were complaining of pain. The ambulance crew cleared both females medically.
“During the conversation with both females, they mentioned they thought the plate on the car was stolen and may have been the reason Middleton refused to stop,” added Chief Moore.
A short time later, a Bedford dispatcher received a call from 18-year-old Ethan Middleton who was wanting to speak with an officer.
Officers located Middleton, and he was arrested on charges of resisting arrest, being an unlicensed driver and leaving the scene of an injury accident. Middleton was issued citations for disregarding a stop sign, fictitious registration, unsafe speed, and reckless driving.
Lindsey McCutchen, 18, of Brazil, was arrested on a charge of resisting arrest.
The other female was released.