Evansville Man Arrested after Overnight Chase

(VANDERBURG CO.) – Last night at approximately 11:35 p.m., Indiana State Trooper Daltyn Backes was patrolling in the area of the Lloyd Expressway and St. Joseph Avenue when he spotted a Jeep with expired registration.

Trooper Backes attempted to stop the vehicle on Ray Becker Parkway near Ohio Street. The vehicle stopped just south of Ohio Street, but when Trooper Backes exited his vehicle the driver started to travel southwest on Ray Becker Parkway at approximately 45 mph and refused to stop.

The driver of the vehicle continued south on Barker Avenue after disregarding a red light and then turned east on Dennison Street before stopping at a dead-end and fleeing on foot.

After a brief search, an Evansville Police K-9 unit located and arrested the driver without further incident.

Kevin Washington

The driver was identified as 29-year-old Kevin Washington, of Evansville.

Further investigation revealed Washington had never received a valid driver’s license and he was driving while impaired. Washington was taken to the Vanderburgh County Jail on charges of resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, Class 6 Felony, resisting law enforcement, Class C misdemeanor, driving while his driver’s licence was suspended with a prior conviction, Class A misdemeanor, driving a vehicle without ever receiving a driver’s license, Class C misdemeanor, and driving while intoxicated-refusal, Class C misdemeanor.

Arresting officers were Trooper Zack Fulton, Indiana State Police, and officers with the Evansville Police Department.