(CLARK CO.) – A Louisville man was arrested after a short pursuit early Monday morning.
Around Midnight, Clark County dispatch advised that a “boom” truck, allegedly stolen in Kentucky, was possibly en route to the Charlestown, Indiana area.
An Indiana State trooper spotted a truck matching the description, traveling eastbound on I-265 near the Clark and Floyd County line. The trooper followed the vehicle as it exited on State Road 62 eastbound and attempted to make a traffic stop; however, the truck failed to stop and fled eastbound on State Road 62.
The vehicle struck stop sticks deployed by Troopers and Clark County Deputies on State Road 62 but continued on the highway. The truck then traveled eastbound in the westbound lanes of State Road 62 before finally coming to a stop after running off the south side of State Road 62 just east of Logistics Avenue. The driver exited the vehicle and fled into a wooded area but was taken into custody after a brief foot chase.
The driver 33-year-old Ronald A. Patterson, of Louisville, Kentucky was arrested. During an inventory of the truck, officers discovered a glass smoking pipe containing meth. Also, they learned that Patterson was wanted on parole violation warrants in Kentucky.
Ronald Patterson was taken to the Clark County Jail on charges of resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, possession of meth, resisting law enforcement, possession of drug paraphernalia.
The investigation into vehicle theft is ongoing.
ISP units were assisted by the Clark County Sheriff’s Department, Jeffersonville Police Department, Charlestown Police Department, and New Chapel EMS.