Oakland City woman arrested after brief chase

GIBSON COUNTY – This afternoon at approximately 4:45 p.m., Sergeant Bill Gadberry was patrolling SR 57 near Summerville when he observed a 2006 Cadillac traveling north at 90 mph while passing another northbound vehicle.

Sergeant Gadberry attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver continued north at a high rate of speed. 

Approximately one mile south of SR 64, the vehicle left the roadway on the east side, struck a tree, and came to a final rest.  The driver, Johanna Dersche, 21, of Oakland City, was arrested without further incident.

Johanna Dersche

Troopers searched her vehicle and found a small amount of methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. Dersche was arrested for resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, possession of meth, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Dersche was taken to the Gibson County Jail where she is currently being held on bond.