(GIBSON CO.) – Tuesday afternoon at approximately 3 p.m., an Indiana State Police Sergeant was patrolling on US 41 near County Road 550 South when he observed a black 1997 Ford F-150 pickup truck traveling south at 98 miles per hour.
Sgt. Compton attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver continued south reaching speeds of nearly 100 mph.
The driver, later identified as 39-year-old Joshua Reese of Wadesville, disregarded the traffic light at State Road 68 and then struck a set of stop sticks that were deployed near Warrenton Road.
Even though the stop sticks damaged a rear tire, Reese continued west on I-64 reaching speeds of approximately 85 mph. Another set of stop sticks were deployed near the 15-mile marker, which damaged the vehicle’s remaining tires.
Reese attempted to exit I-64 at the Poseyville exit, but lost control of the vehicle and came to a stop in a grassy area between the interstate and the off-ramp.
Reese was taken into custody without further incident on charges of resisting law enforcement, reckless driving, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia.
Troopers searched Reese’s vehicle and found a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was taken to the Posey County Jail where he is currently being held on bond.
Assisting Agencies: Gibson County Sheriff’s Office, Posey County Sheriff’s Office, Haubstadt Police and Fort Branch Police