Authorities said a 22-year-old woman tried to flee from a Milwaukee County sheriff's deputy who smelled marijuana inside her car, which was parked illegally at Gen. Mitchell International Airport.
Ashley E. Vorachek was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Saturday with one count of obstructing an officer. If convicted, she faces up to nine months in prison and $10,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
On May 1, a deputy on patrol noticed Vorachek's car parked illegally in the arrival/departure area of the airport. When he parked behind the car and walked up to the window, he noticed the smell of fresh marijuana. Moments later, Vorachek walked out to the car and said a man had come to pick her up with her car.
She didn't have a license, so the deputy checked if she was the owner of the car. While doing so, another deputy gave Vorachek back her keys. However, she then got in and drove off.
The deputy chased her until Vorachek turned onto S. Howell Ave., then stopped due to heavy traffic. The man who came to pick up Vorachek was left behind. He called her and, within 10 minutes of her leaving, convinced her to come back.
Vorachek was assigned a $750 signature bond while awaiting trial.