A Loogootee man was arrested on numerous drug and driving charges after leading police on a high-speed chase for 12 miles when he was foiled not by the police, but by his own vehicle.
Chase Foiled By a Malfunction
On Saturday, May 26, Indiana State Tropper John Davis was on patrol on I-69 when a 1999 Pontiac flew by going approximately 85 miles per hour near the 48-mile marker. Davis then began to pursue the car in a chase that reached speeds of 110 miles per hour.
The chase lasted from the 48-mile marker until the 36-mile marker, when it began to come to an end, not due to police intervening, but due to the Pontiac giving up. Around the 36-mile marker, the 19-year-old car began to experience engine issues, and by the 34-mile marker, died.
After the car quit, the driver of the 1999 Pontiac, 32-year-old resident Nathan Williams of Loogootee, Indiana, gave up to Trooper Davis without further incident. When William was being booked into Pike County Jail, officers discovered marijuana, methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia in the car. During the booking process, small amounts of both drugs were also found on Williams’ person.
He has been charged with a linty of offenses, including resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, operating a vehicle while being a habitual traffic violator, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, reckless driving, as well as a charge based on a previous outstanding felony warrant in Pike County.