Lemoore City Councilwoman Holly Blair bailed out of Kings County Jail in Hanford. Her bail had been set at $195,000.
Blair was arrested Wednesday afternoon after allegedly driving into a parking lot at the Lemoore Police Department, driving recklessly and exhibiting excessive speed.
Officials say she drove out of the parking area and was pursued by officers in a high speed chase. Blair eventually pulled over, but refused to obey officers commands to exit the vehicle. Investigators say her son and her dog were with her at the time of the arrest.
During a press conference Wednesday night Lemoore’s Police Chief described her behavior as “bizarre,” and said when officers tried to take her into custody, she made her body limp as a form of “passive resistance.”
She was booked and charged with evading a peace officer, reckless driving, child endangerment, and resisting arrest.
Philip Esbenshade is the Assistant District Attorney for Kings County. He said he has never worked on a case where a councilmember has been arrested and is still waiting on Lemoore PD to hand over their police report.
“We have not received police reports to review the case,” said Esbenshade. “In other words we will need to receive police reports and any evidence so if there was surveillance tapes.”
David Brown is the city councilmember for District B. He said “I feel for Council member Blair’s family and I have the upmost confidence in the Lemoore PD and our Justice system.”
As of right now Blair’s attorney has not released a statement regarding Blair being bailed out.