ISP arrest Bedford man following a pursuit

FAYETTEVILLE– On Wednesday, 51-year-old Tommy G. Terry, of Bedford, was arrested for multiple offenses following a short vehicle pursuit in Lawrence County

Tommy Terry

An Indiana State Police trooper was traveling west on State Road 158, west of Fayetteville when he got behind a 2005 Ford Taurus traveling below the posted speed limit. The trooper observed the driver, who was later identified as Terry, weaving all over the roadway, from the right roadway edge to across the centerline.

The trooper believed Terry could possibly be intoxicated based on the extremely poor and dangerous driving behavior. The trooper initiated a traffic stop, however, Terry threw up his arms in a manner of disgust and refused to stop. The Ford then continued to travel west on State Road 158, while Terry continued to refuse to stop.

The pursuit eventually traveled north on Boone Hollow Road to the intersection of Hicks Lane, where Terry drove off the roadway into a yard and stopped. Terry exited his vehicle but was immediately arrested.

The pursuit was extremely low speed, with the top speed never exceeding 50 miles per hour.

Once other troopers arrived on the scene, a search of the Ford was conducted due to the odor of burnt marijuana. The search revealed Terry was in possession of a pipe with burnt marijuana residue on it. 

He also possessed other items of drug paraphernalia. It was also discovered that Terry had a suspended driver’s license.

Terry was transported to IU Health Bedford where he consented to a blood draw. Terry was then incarcerated at the Lawrence County Jail on charges of resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia, and operating a vehicle with a controlled substance in the body.