• Driver and Passenger Arrested After Chase

    November 30, 2010 No comments

    Indiana State Police troopers from the Putnamville Post arrested the driver and passenger of a pickup truck after a police chase that traveled nearly six miles and lasted approximately eight minutes.

    At 8:46 p.m. this evening, Indiana State Police Trooper Ted Robertson attempted to stop a blue 2000 Ford Ranger pickup southbound on US 150 near Pennington Road, in western Vigo County, for a defective license plate light and following too closely. Trooper Robertson activated his emergency lights and siren, but the vehicle refused to stop. The pickup turned east on Pennington Road and then south on State Road 63. The pickup traveled south at speeds reaching 90 mph in a 60 mph zone, before turning southwest onto Barnhart Road and then west on Michaels Street to US 150. The vehicle then turned south on US 150 and proceeded to the town of West Terre Haute. The pickup then turned west on Old Paris Road from US 150 and stopped. The driver and passenger fled on foot in different directions. The female passenger was apprehended nearly 40 yards from the vehicle by Trooper Robertson and an officer from the West Terre Haute Police Department. The driver was found hiding behind a car nearly three blocks away, after being tracked from the scene by Indiana State Police Trooper Mike Finney and his police service dog. The driver and passenger were taken into custody without further incident and transported to the Vigo County Jail for incarceration.

    The driver was identified as Daniel Wells, age 33, of rural Rosedale, IN. He was preliminarily charged with Resisting Law Enforcement (D felony) and Driving While Intoxicated (Refusal) D felony.

    The passenger was identified as Katrina Lynch, age 32, of Vermilion, Illinois. She was preliminarily charged with Resisting Law Enforcement, D felony and Public Intoxication, Class B misdemeanor.

    Assisting the Indiana State Police were the Vigo County Sheriff’s Office, West Terre Haute Police Department and the Seelyville Town Marshal.

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