The Fairbury Police Department arrested 39-year-old Karrie Jo York of Fairbury was arrested on Friday. for alleged driving under the influence, Child Abuse, DUI with underage passengers, willful reckless driving, resisting arrest and speeding 11-15 over speed limit.
According to the Fairbury Public School's webpage, York is a Registered Nurse with the Fairbury School District.
Fairbury School’s Superintendent Fred Helmink said York is on leave pending the outcome of the investigation and is not working.
That day, a Fairbury Police Officer was running radar eastbound on 14th Street in Fairbury, Nebraska. The officer observed a white passenger van traveling eastbound on 14th Street passing the H Street intersection traveling 46 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour zone. The officer turned around on the vehicle and activated his overhead emergency lights in an attempt to stop the vehicle.
Police say the vehicle turned southbound on E Street from 14th Street without stopping for the officer. The driver continued to proceed for 3 blocks before turning west onto 11th Street and then again turning right down an alley.
That's when Police say York immediately pulled into a garage and collided with the garage in an apparent attempt to elude police.
They say she quickly exited the vehicle and began removing a small child from the rear seating area of the vehicle. The officer gave several commands to the driver to stop, but police say York refused to comply with officers commands.
While the officer was waiting for back-up, police say York attempted to go inside the residence and she was instructed multiple times not to.
While the officer was speaking with York, he could detect the strong odor of alcohol coming from her breath. The officer told York that he was going to have her perform field sobriety maneuvers and the officers who arrived to assist would care for the child.
During the maneuvers, police say there was signs severe impairment. The officer then administered the Preliminary Breat Test to York.
Results of the test showed that York had an alcohol level of .181.
Officers informed York that she was under arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol. That's when police say York exited the patrol unit and began walking away stating that she was going inside to wake up her husband.
Police say York began to resist and force had to be used to place her in handcuffs. York was then placed back into the patrol unit. While York was secured in the patrol unit, Police say she was able to roll the window down and attempted to climb out.
While officers were attempting to re-secure York, they say she again began fighting with officers and they had to use force again to get her back into the patrol unit.
Officers were later able to wake up York’s husband and he took possession of their small child.