The presence of police should make one feel protected, not paranoid, but one woman felt incredibly vulnerable given her whereabouts when she was being pulled over. However, her decision to protect herself resulted in her being arrested and charged with a felony crime.
Instead, Good waved her arm out the window and turned on her emergency flashers to acknowledge the police officer while continuing to drive for less than a mile. Good pulled over into a lighted parking lot at a Kohl’s department store in Portage.
Despite explaining to the policeman her reasoning for not pulling over immediately, she was handcuffed and taken to jail on a felony charge of resisting arrest. The charge not only blemishes Good’s previously clean record, it also could cost her her job as as nurse.