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Crawfordsville man leads troopers on a 30-mile pursuit across two counties

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Posted at 12:20 AM, Feb 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-09 00:20:07-05

SEYMOUR — A Crawfordsville man is facing multiple charges after a nearly 30-mile police pursuit through parts of two counties on Monday.

According to a report from the Indiana State Police, a trooper attempted a traffic stop around 1 p.m. Monday on Interstate 65 near the 56 mile marker in Jackson County. After briefly speaking with the trooper, the driver of a 2012 Honda Civic fled the scene south on the interstate.

Numerous troopers assisted in pursuing the vehicle.

Troopers said the vehicle struck a tire deflation device near the 48 mile marker but the vehicle continued to flee despite having two tires deflated. The vehicle eventually crossed into Scott County and struck additional tire deflation devices near the 34 and 29 mile markers.

According to troopers, while approaching the Scottsburg exit, the vehicle struck the rear of a semi pulling a trailer. The driver of the truck and the driver of the Civic were uninjured in the crash.

Troopers said the driver of the civic, a 30-year-old man from Crawfordsville, resisted arrest following the crash and spit on numerous officers and EMS personnel at the scene after being taken into custody. The man was taken to an area hospital for evaluation and then taken to the Jackson County Jail.

Formal charges have not yet been filed, however, the man is being held in the Jackson County Jail on suspicion of battery with body waste, suspicion of resisting law enforcement, and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.