Police chase after Texas woman who tried to crash her town’s Fourth of July parade on her TRACTOR


Duchess of Hazzard! Moment police chase after Texas woman, 61, who tried to crash her town’s Fourth of July parade on her vintage TRACTOR

  • A Texas woman was arrested after trying to crash into the Rockwall Fourth of July parade with her tractor with cops spotted tailing her in a bizarre police chase 
  • Laurie Bostic, 61, was arrested on Saturday for evading arrest, interference with a processional, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief, police said 
  • Video taken by parade spectators and sent to Dallas-Fort Worth’s local NBC affiliate shows police, in vehicles and on foot, chasing the tractor
  • Police vehicles ultimately forced Bostic off and her tractor off of the road, where she eventually crashed into a fence before being taken to Rockwall County Jail
  • A mugshot released by the Rockwall Police Department showed a bloodied Bostic, with a cut to her nose
  • Bostic’s motives are still unclear, according to Rockwall authorities 

A 61 year-old Texan was filmed being chased by police after attempting to crash her town’s July 4 parade on her antique tractor. 

Laurie Bostic was snapped and filmed remonstrating with cops while chugging alongside Saturday’s official parade on her 1950s Ford 851 Powermaster after ignoring warnings that she was barred from joining in. 

Comical video taken by spectators in Rockwell showed Bostic determinedly trying to avoid capture as cops chased her using a slow-moving police car, and officers on foot, NBC DFW reported. 

Rockwall police first attempted to stop the 61-year-old over the ‘dangerous way she was operating her tractor,’ and for disobeying the orders of an officer, prompting a bizarre police chase with the officers determined to stop her. 

Video taken by parade spectators and sent to Dallas-Fort Worth’s local NBC affiliate shows police, in vehicles and on foot, chasing the tractor while Laurie Bostic, pictured, sat on top

Police attempted to stop the 61-year-old over the 'dangerous way she was operating her tractor,' and for disobeying the orders of an officer, prompting a bizarre police chase

Police attempted to stop the 61-year-old over the ‘dangerous way she was operating her tractor,’ and for disobeying the orders of an officer, prompting a bizarre police chase

Bostic's motives are still unclear, according to Rockwall authorities, although online jokers have set her chase to the music from comedy drama the Dukes of Hazzard

Bostic’s motives are still unclear, according to Rockwall authorities, although online jokers have set her chase to the music from comedy drama the Dukes of Hazzard 

Police vehicles ultimately forced Bostic off and her tractor off of the road, where she eventually crashed into a chain-link fence before being taken to Rockwall County Jail

Police vehicles ultimately forced Bostic off and her tractor off of the road, where she eventually crashed into a chain-link fence before being taken to Rockwall County Jail

The Dallas News reports that Bostic and her tractor were barred from entering the parade, so when she tried to join the procession despite warning’s from nearby officers, officers pounced.

One local woman claimed that Bostic was driving her beloved tractor recklessly, and even came close to hitting other spectators.  

Bostic then drove the tractor away in an effort to evade capture, before police vehicles ultimately forced her off and the tractor off of the road.

She eventually crashed into a chain-link fence before being taken into custody and transported to Rockwall County Jail. 

Laurie Bostic was arrested on Saturday for evading arrest, interference with a processional, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief over the 'dangerous way she operated her tractor'

Laurie Bostic was arrested on Saturday for evading arrest, interference with a processional, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief over the ‘dangerous way she operated her tractor’

‘Officers were able to force her from the road, where she ran into a fence, disabling her tractor,’ the department said in a statement on the unusual arrest. 

A mugshot released by the Rockwall Police Department showed a bloodied Bostic, with a cut to her nose, draped in a towel and looking less than thrilled.

It is unclear how she sustained that injury. 

Bostic’s motives are still unclear, according to Rockwall authorities, although she has hit the headlines across the United States, and brought her town’s parade far more attention than it would have gained without her unauthorized appearance. 

No-one was seriously-injured during the incident, although one wag set the chase to the theme tune from the Dukes of Hazzard – the 1970s comedy drama which saw brothers Bo and Luke Duke regularly chased around Hazzard County, Georgia, by Sheriff Roscoe P Coltrane.  

The gate crasher shares her love of cars on her Facebook page, including a snap of the tractor she crashed the parade in after it was bought in 2010.

Bostic captioned the photo: ‘Our most recently acquired team of horses. It’s a Ford 851 Powermaster (still working on the year of its birth) with a newly rebuilt 1960 172 CI gas engine. 

‘Runs like a top. It’s going to stay hooked up to the sprayer for weekly foliar fertilization spraying.’

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