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Loogootee Man Arrested After Fleeing From Police

Last updated on Saturday, December 15, 2012

(DAVIESS COUNTY) - Thursday at approximately 3:52 p.m. Trooper Jarrod Lents attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a silver 2002 Toyota Corolla that he had watched nearly drive off the road on US 50 west of Sportsman’s Road.

As Trooper Lents attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver, 30-year-old Justin A. Cole, of Loogootee, fled southbound on Sportsman's Road.

Approximately one mile later Cole pulled into a driveway and exited the vehicle as to flee on foot.

Trooper Lents ordered Cole to stop, and the two female passengers in the vehicle to stay where they were. Off-duty Daviess County Deputy Troy Fuhs arrived a short time later and assisted taking the subjects into custody.

Through the investigation Lents determined that that the two females had not committed any crimes and they were released.

Cole however was found to be operating while intoxicated as well as driving while suspended.

Cole was charged with intimidation, a Class D felony, resisting law enforcement, driving while suspended and operating a vehicle while intoxicated, all Class A misdemeanor.

Through the encounter Cole allegedly communicated several threats towards Trooper Lents and therefore was charged with intimidation.

Cole was taken to the Daviess County Jail.

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