Indianapolis man arrested after chase in county

An Indianapolis man was arrested on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, reckless driving and resisting law enforcement after a high-speed chase.

Christopher E. Jackson, 40, was released from the Bartholomew County Jail after posting $13,500 bond, Bartholomew County sheriff deputies said in a report.

Deputy Matt Bush was patrolling about 8 p.m. Tuesday in the area of County Road 500N and Marr Road when he saw Jackson veer into his lane when attempting to pass another vehicle.

Bush said he had to take evasive action to avoid a head-on collision.

Bush attempted to make a traffic stop on Jackson’s vehicle, a Chevrolet pickup truck. He attempted to stop Jackson, who refused to pull over and then sped up, the report said.

Speeds in the chase exceeded 100 mph, according to the sheriff’s office.

Jackson’s vehicle passed another during the pursuit and he disregarded two stop signs in the area of Rocky Ford Road and Marr Road while trying to avoid capture, the report said.

During the pursuit, Jackson turned onto Ironwood Court and stopped.

Bush held Jackson at gunpoint until Columbus Police Department Sgt. Toby Combest arrived to assist with the arrest.

No injuries were reported.

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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at or (812) 379-5631.