Michigan man accused of resisting police

A driver who refused to stop on northbound Interstate 65 is being held in the Bartholomew County Jail on a preliminary charge of resisting law enforcement by fleeing in a vehicle.

James W. Long, 52, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, was reportedly driving erratically in the northbound lanes of the interstate at about 9:50 p.m. Wednesday, Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputies said.

Deputy Sgt. Kris Weisner saw Long’s white van drive into the breakdown lane and return to the travel lane several times before attempting to stop the vehicle at the 78-mile marker, deputies said.

Weisner said the vehicle slowed but would not stop. With the help of Edinburgh police, Weisner stopped the vehicle and searched it, finding several syringes, marijuana and an unidentified half pill in the vehicle, deputies said. A syringe was found in Long’s pocket, deputies said.

Long is being held in the Bartholomew County Jail in lieu of $7,500 bond, jail officials said.