New Albany Man Arrested After Pursuit

(NEW ALBANY) – A vehicle pursuit initiated by New Albany Police ended with the arrest of the driver on resisting and other charges.  

Around 11 p.m. Friday, the New Albany Police Department responded to a call on Spring Street after a female caller reported a man in a car had pointed a gun at her.

When officers arrived, they observed a black, 1983 Oldsmobile Cutlass matching the description given by the caller. They attempted to stop the driver; however, the driver failed to stop, and a pursuit ensued on local city roads. 

As the pursuit continued, officers from the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department and troopers from the Indiana State Police (ISP) in Sellersburg joined in the investigation.

The driver continued west on Spring Street and attempted to enter I-64 eastbound at the Spring Street ramp. The driver lost control on the ramp due to the wet roadway, and the Cutlass spun out of control and collided with the guardrail.

The suspect then put his car into reverse and backed into a Floyd County Sheriff’s Department car before officers could take the suspect into custody.  

During the arrest, of 32-year-old George S. White, of New Albany, officers located a syringe in the vehicle. Officers did not find a weapon in the car; however, the investigation is ongoing.

No officers were injured in the incident or the crash.

White was arrested by Trooper Tate Rohlfing and was transported to the Floyd County Jail without further incident on charges of resisting law enforcement using a vehicle a Level 6 felony, unlawful possession of a syringe, a Level 6 felony, driving while his driver’s license was suspended, a Class A misdemeanor and reckless driving, a Class C misdemeanor.