(SEYMOUR) - A 57-mile police chase on Interstate 65 from Indianapolis to Seymour ended on Christmas Eve with the arrest of a New Castle man.
Adam Cole, 25, faces preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement and criminal recklessness.
The chase started at 5:43 a.m. Saturday at southbound I-65 mile marker 107 when Indianapolis Metropolitan Police officers tried to stop Cole's vehicle. An Indianapolis police spokeswoman said she did not know the reason officers initiated the chase.
Maj. Todd Noblitt, chief deputy of Bartholomew County Sheriff's Department, which was involved in the chase, said officers here received information that Cole was driving a stolen vehicle that had weapons inside.
Cole drove over at least three sets of tire-deflation devices before stopping at 6:30 a.m. Saturday near the Seymour exit at I-65 mile marker 50, according to police reports.
Johnson County deputies deployed the devices at the interstate's Franklin exit.
In Bartholomew County, sheriff's deputies attempted to deploy them at the Taylorsville exit but were unable to do so because pursuing police vehicles were too close to the car Cole was driving, Noblitt said.
However, he said Columbus Police Department officers successfully deployed them at the Taylorsville exit, and Indiana State Police deployed them near the truck scales north of Seymour.
Sgt. Linda Jackson of Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said the owner of the vehicle Cole was driving did not know his car had been taken but declined to report the car as stolen.
She said Cole was taken to Wishard Hospital for immediate detention and later was released to Marion County Jail. He has an initial hearing scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday.
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