Adriana Elaine Brown-Gibson
A Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputy was injured early Tuesday night when a motorist he had stopped fled, dragging him with the vehicle.
State Police says 18-year-old Adriana Elaine Brown-Gibson of Springfield had been stopped on northbound U.S. 51 just south of U.S. 40 on the southeast side of Vandalia. The Deputy reportedly observed indicators of criminal activity while speaking with the driver and two passengers. Brown-Gibson then fled the scene, which caused the deputy to become entangled in her car. The deputy was dragged for an undetermined distance and then fell out of the vehicle.
The Deputy was transported to Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis by Air Evac for non-life threatening injuries.
Fayette County Sheriff Chris Smith is thanking witnesses for following the vehicle until it could be stopped by police on westbound I-70 two miles east of the U.S. 51 exit on the north side of Vandalia.
Brown-Gibson is facing pending charges of Aggravated Battery to a Peace office, Aggravated Assault, Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police office, Failure to Give Aid, Obstructing Justice, Reckless Conduct, Hit & Run, Speeding, Operating an Uninsured Vehicle, Driver License not on person and Possession of Cannabis. The Deputy was transported to Barnes Hospital in St. Louis and was later released.
Brown-Gibson was arrested for aggravated