Indiana woman arrested after driving 'erratically'

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Charges include wanton endangerment

By Sarah Bennett

An Indiana woman faces a felony charge and multiple traffic offenses in Hardin County after an Elizabethtown police officer observed her driving on the wrong side of the road.

Lola M. Snyder, 35, of New Albany, Ind., is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, driving under the influence — aggravated, reckless driving, no insurance, operating on a suspended license and expired registration plate.

According to a citation, an Elizabethtown police officer responded Saturday to the area of U.S. 31W and St. John Road in reference to a domestic dispute and observed a gold Nissan van driving erratically on the wrong side of the road.

“I observed a black male attempting to walk away from the vehicle on the sidewalk,” the citation reads. The vehicle then drove across the sidewalk and grass almost striking the man.

Dispatch advised the man reported Snyder “attempted to run him over if did not get back in the van,” according to the citation.

After stopping Snyder, police uncovered suspected drugs and paraphernalia in the van.

Snyder is lodged at Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of $25,000 cash. She was arraigned Monday via video feed in Hardin District Court.

First-degree wanton endangerment is a Class D felony, which is punishable by one to five years in prison if found guilty, according to Kentucky Revised Statutes.

Sarah Bennett can be reached at (270) 505-1750 or sbennett@thenewsenterprise.com.