HARRISON CO. – A pursuit that began shortly after midnight Wednesday morning landed a man in jail after he crashed his vehicle into a utility pole guide wire and attempted to flee on foot.
Around 12:10 a.m., Wednesday morning, an ISP trooper was patrolling on State Road 135 just north of Corydon when he observed a red Pontiac approaching at a high rate of speed.
The trooper turned to stop the car after obtaining a RADAR speed of 78 miles per hour in a 55mph zone. Instead of stopping the cars speed increased and turned onto Corydon Junction Road. The trooper pursued the Pontiac into New Salisbury, where the driver then turned on to westbound SR64.
The driver, later identified as 18-year-old Cameron O. Osman, of New Salisbury, continued to drive east and then west on SR64 between the intersections of SR135 and Old SR64. Osman reached speeds of 110 mph.
Another trooper joined the pursuit and successfully deployed stop sticks, causing one of the vehicle’s tires to go flat. The Pontiac eventually ran off the roadway while traveling east on State Road 64 and crashed into a power pole.
Osman then fled on foot towards a house but surrendered after attempting to open a locked door on the front porch.
Cameron Osman was transported to the Harrison County Jail without further incident on charges of resisting arrest with a vehicle, resisting arrest by fleeing, reckless driving, and received numerous traffic violation citations, including operating a vehicle on a learner’s permit.