(BARTHOLOMEW CO.) – Indiana State Police arrested a Greencastle man on Thursday after fleeing from a trooper during an attempted traffic stop on I-65 in Bartholomew County.
The pursuit began at 12:25 a.m. Thursday when ISP Trooper Jacob Tolle noticed a car traveling south on I-65 at a high rate of speed near the 67-mile marker.
Trooper Tolle caught up to the red 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix and attempted to stop the vehicle.
The vehicle, being driven by 39-year-old Richard Romandine III of Greencastle, fled southbound on I-65.
The Pontiac, which was not properly registered, struck a tire deflation device placed by the Seymour Police Department near the 50-mile marker.
The vehicle came to a stop near the 47-mile marker in Jackson County.
Romandine exited the vehicle and was arrested.
During a search of the car, officers found marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Officers also discovered Romandine was driving on a suspended driver’s license.
Romandine was booked in the Jackson County Jail on charges of resisting arrest by fleeing, reckless driving, driving while suspended with a prior conviction, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Assisting at the scene were other troopers from the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post, officers with the Seymour Police Department, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, Scott County Sheriff’s Department, and Crothersville Police Department.