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[ISP] 14 Minute Chase ends with Crash, Driver Arrested for DUI
Start Date: 4/2/2012
End Date: 4/2/2012
Entry Description

Pike County – Early Sunday morning, April 1, at approximately 12:20 a.m., Winslow Police attempted to stop a 2011 Yamaha ATV for traveling northbound on S.R. 61 north of Winslow.  The driver refused to stop and continued west on Sugar Ridge Road.  Trooper Paul Stolz joined the chase after the ATV crossed S.R. 57 and continued west on C.R. 125 South.  The ATV went left of center multiple times while traveling between 30-50 mph.  The driver of the ATV continued on various county roads before crashing on C.R. 50 South near the I-69 corridor that is currently under construction. 

The driver was identified as Bradley Smith, 36, of Petersburg. Smith refused medical treatment.  While talking to Smith, Trooper Stolz detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage.  Officers also noticed several alcoholic beverage containers still on the ATV while others were tossed to the ground during the crash.  Further investigation revealed Smith was under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and is currently being held without bond in the Pike County Jail.

ARRESTED AND CHARGES:
Bradley Smith, 36, Petersburg, IN
1.  Resisting Law Enforcement, Class D Felony
2. Driving While Intoxicated – Endangerment, Class A Misdemeanor
3. Operating an Off-Road Vehicle While Under the Influence, Class B Misdemeanor
4. Reckless Driving, Class B Misdemeanor

Arresting Officer: Trooper Paul Stolz, Indiana State Police
Assisting Officer: Officer Steve Nelson, Winslow Police

All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Contact Information:
Name: Sergeant Todd Ringle
Phone: (812) 868-2153
Email: tringle@isp.in.gov
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