POSEY CO. – On Tuesday morning an Indiana State Police Detective noticed a silver 2016 Hyundai traveling through a yard and a ditch in a residential area near Jackson and Stevens Road, which is located north of Mt. Vernon.
The driver of the Hyundai left the residential area and drove south on State Road 69 passing several vehicles on the shoulder before making an unsafe u-turn at Main and Lincoln streets in Mt. Vernon.
The trooper attempted to stop the vehicle for reckless driving, but the driver fled north on SR 69 reaching speeds more than 90 mph.
The vehicle continued east on SR 68 where Indiana State Police deployed stop sticks near SR 165. The vehicle struck the stop sticks, which disabled two of its tires. The driver continued south on SR 165 before losing control, leaving the roadway on the east side, and overturning just north of High School Road.
The driver, 51-year-old William M. Clanton, 51, of Golden, CO, was transported to Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville where he was treated and released for minor injuries.
Clanton is currently being held in the Posey County Jail on charges of resisting arrest by fleeing and reckless driving.
Assisting in the arrest were deputies from Posey County Sheriff’s Department.