A Fox Lake woman has been charged with recklessly fleeing from police near McHenry after sheriff’s deputies attempted to perform a traffic stop on her vehicle.
Amanda R. Rasmussen, 31, of Fox Lake, was charged with aggravated fleeing to elude, obstructing a peace officer, reckless driving, driving on an expired license and improper traffic lane usage.
A McHenry County sheriff’s deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a silver Jeep around 6:10 p.m. on January 17.
The vehicle, which was occupied by multiple subjects, fled from the deputy eastbound from Bay Road and Cuhlman Road in unincorporated McHenry.
A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court alleged that Rasmussen was the driver of the vehicle.
Rasmussen drove across the white fog line while fleeing and also disobeyed a stop sign, the complaint said.
Rasmussen drove the vehicle with a “willful and wanton disregard for the safety of persons,” the complaint added.
Court records show Rasmussen was driving while her license had been expired for over a year.
An arrest warrant was obtained for Rasmussen the day after the incident.
She was taken into custody the same day the warrant was issued, court records show.
Rasmussen was released from the McHenry County Jail on Wednesday after posting 10% of her $10,000 bond.
A McHenry County judge had denied her request for a reduced bond during a Monday hearing.
Rasmussen is scheduled to appear in court again on February 16 for a preliminary hearing.