Man arrested after refusing to stop for ISP trooper

PIKE CO. – A Washington man was arrested Sunday after he fled from an Indiana State Police trooper at speeds over more than 100 miles per hour.

At 5:05 p.m., a trooper was patrolling I-69 near the 43-mile marker when he attempted to stop the driver of a 2006 Pontiac for a false registration.

The driver refused to stop and accelerated reaching speeds of more than 100 miles per hour.

The pursuit lasted for more than 18 miles when the driver suddenly pulled over and stopped near the 61-mile marker in Daviess County.

James Coy

The driver, 51-year-old James Coy, of Washington, was arrested without further incident.

A female passenger in the vehicle was unconscious but breathing. The trooper administered Narcan and treated the female until EMS arrived on the scene. She was transported to the Daviess Community Hospital for treatment.

Coy was transported to the Pike County Jail on charges of resisting law enforcement, reckless driving and driving on a suspended driver’s license

Assisting agencies at the scene, Trooper Lukeman and Manning, Pike County Sheriff’s Office, and Indiana Excise Police