Police: Driver arrested after speeds above 100 mph

An Indianapolis man who exceeded 100 mph during an incident on the interstate was arrested by local police on preliminary reckless driving and drug charges.

Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Deputy Kris Weisner was pulling onto southbound Interstate 65 from State Road 252 at about 4:33 a.m. Saturday when he observed a passenger car southbound on I-65 at a high rate of speed, according to a news release.

When the vehicle caught up with semi traffic at the 78 mile marker, Weisner saw the passenger car swerve in front of the semi as the truck began to change from the passing lane to the right lane. The semi swerved in an attempt to avoid colliding with the car. Then the car swerved into the passing lane from in front of the semi.

The car accelerated and Weisner clocked the vehicle reaching speeds of 101 mph to 134 mph.

Weisner called for assistance. Indiana State Police Trooper Korry Clark advised that he was stopping the vehicle at the 74 mile marker.

The driver was identified as Demarcus Williams. He refused when Sgt. Weisner asked him to exit the vehicle. After Weisner ordered him from the vehicle, Williams exited but began walking away onto the grassy area of the shoulder of the road. Williams resisted as he was placed into Deputy Teancum Clark’s patrol car.

During a search of Williams’ vehicle, Korry Clark located two sets of digital scales both containing white residue that tested positive for cocaine.

Williams was booked into the Bartholomew County Jail on preliminary charges of reckless driving (two counts) and possession of cocaine. He is being held in lieu of $14,500 bond.