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Henry County, Indiana – March 3, 2013

A female motorist was on the run from police Sunday when she crashed in the New Castle area, injuring a child passenger.

Troopers with the Indiana State Police observed 30-year-old New Castle resident Isabel Irene Baldwin was behind the wheel of a white 2007 Dodge Caliber as it traveled along Broad Street Sunday evening without its headlights on. When confronted by an officer, Ms. Baldwin began babbling incoherently and pulled away.

Investigators say she led authorities on a pursuit toward Indiana 109, running several red light along the way. Ms. Baldwin reportedly turned on County Road 200 North, then hit a light pole near the gateway to New Castle Correctional Facility.

Paramedics responded to the scene and transported Ms. Baldwin to Henry County Hospital for treatment, along with her passenger and daughter, 10. A dog in the Caliber was impounded by animal-control officers.

Ms. Baldwin reportedly tested positive for benzodiazepines, although she has no prescription. Otherwise known as “Isabel Carrender,” Ms. Baldwin is under suspicion of driving while intoxicated, resisting law enforcement, neglecting a dependent, disorderly conduct and public intoxication.

She told investigators she had recently been to church and was touched by “the Holy Ghost.” She will undergo psychological evaluation.

Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 is an organization dedicated to protecting children by encouraging motorists to drive safely. In its mission as an advocate for the victims of traffic accidents, FindMyAccident has partnered with Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 to prevent tragic accidents in Indiana.

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  • Lilliy Maud

    Wrong age and first name. There are no stop lights going north on 16th street that turns into state road 103. Not 109.