61-Year-Old Arrested After Police Chase Down Her Tractor
Texas News Today reports that a 61-year-old Rockwall County woman has been arrested after she attempted to crash her antique tractor into the town’s lead car for its Independence Day parade.
Police released a statement indicating that Laurie Bostic was operating a tractor in what they determined was an “unsafe manner. Apparently, Bostic took offense after being informed by parade officials that she would not be allowed to participate in the parade with her 1960 Ford Powermaster tractor.
Bostic refused to follow police orders to back off and dismount her vehicle. Instead, she took off with a slow-moving police vehicle and later an officer on foot following closely behind.
An eyewitness captured the incident on cellphone video after attempting to evade police on her tractor. After narrowly missing a parade spectator, Bostic was chased off the road and into a fence where officers placed her under arrest. She was taken and booked into the Rockwall County Jail.
Bostic is being held on charges of criminal mischief and “a dangerous way to operate a tractor. “
A booking photograph of Bostic shows cuts across her nose and left eyebrow. Officials are uncertain how she was injured in the incident.
Locals have bestowed on Bostic the title of “The Duchess of Hazard,” after the popular 1980s television show, the “Dukes of Hazzard.”