A Syracuse woman was jailed June 9 after she allegedly drove a car at a court officer who was trying to stop her from fleeing without posting bail, officials said.
Rachel L. Eggleston, 23, was arrested minutes after the incident in Schroon Town Court, authorities said.
Police said Eggleston fled the court during arraignment on a misdemeanor aggravated unlicensed operation charge.
She had been ordered to post $1,000 cash bail on the charge, but she fled the court instead of paying bail, officials said. A court officer followed her into the parking lot, where she got into a car with two men and drove off, despite the fact the officer was standing in front of the car directing her to stop, according to authorities.
The court officer jumped out of the way to avoid being hit, and the vehicle fled to the Northway, where troopers located it and stopped it at Exit 21 in Lake George, officials said.
Eggleston was charged with second-degree reckless endangerment, a misdemeanor, in the parking lot incident. She was sent to Essex County Jail without bail.
The court officer was not injured.