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Seymour Man Arrested After Fleeing From Trooper
Updated August 14, 2016 1:51 PM | Filed under: Crime
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(SEYMOUR) - A Seymour man was arrested Thursday morning after fleeing from police.

Indiana State Police say the incident began at approximately 10 a.m. when Sgt. Brian Wilson responded to a two-vehicle crash on northbound I-65, near the 54 mile marker in Bartholomew County.

ISP say that the initial caller reported that one of the vehicles, a Jeep, left the scene of the crash and exited onto State Road 11.

Sgt. Wilson soon located the vehicle, driven by 30-year-old Joel Hankins, traveling north on State Route 11 near County Road 450 South. As Wilson attempted to stop the vehicle, Hankins fled, traveling west on Southern Crossing and State Route 58, before heading south into Jackson County.

State Police say that the 30-minute chase came to an end at County Road 400 West and County Road 900 North in Jackson County after Sgt. Wilson initiated a pursuit intervention technique which disabled Hankins' vehicle. Hankins was taken into custody without further incident.

Hankins was arrested on charges of leaving the scene of a crash, reckless driving, and resisting law enforcement.

Indiana State Police are thanking the Jackson County Sheriff's Department and the Columbus Police Department for their help in this incident.

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