Police arrest driver after pursuit at about 100 mph

Columbus police arrested a local man after he refused to stop his vehicle, accelerating his vehicle to nearly 100 miles per hour before losing control of the vehicle and crashing.

Columbus Police Officer Drake Maddix was attempting to stop the vehicle on 11th Street near Washington Street at 12:30 a.m. Sunday after determining the driver had a suspended driver’s license, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

When Maddix attempted to make the stop, the driver, Jami M. Martin, 60, Columbus, refused to pull over, Harris said. Martin drove at nearly 100 miles per hour and later lost control of the truck, causing him to run off the road in the 5600 block of North County Road 200W, Harris said.

Martin fled on foot from the vehicle but was later caught by Columbus police officers. He is being held in the Bartholomew County Jail on a 48-hour hold on charges of felony resisting law enforcement with a vehicle and maintaining a common nuisance, and misdemeanor resisting law enforcement, reckless driving and possession of marijuana.

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