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Police chase ends in crash - Officials: Speeds reached 140 mph

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A Sunday morning police chase reached speeds of 140 miles per hour on Interstate 65 between Columbus and Edinburgh.

David A. Miller, 25, of Columbus is facing charges including resisting law enforcement with a vehicle and driving while intoxicated, both Class D felonies.

The 12-mile chase began at 2:45 a.m. on Jonathan Moore Pike, said Indiana State Police. Trooper Korry Clark said that’s when he saw a 2001 Lexus moving erratically in front on him on State Road 46.

After Clark observed the driver weaving from lane to lane, he began the pursuit. The car hit speeds of more than 90 miles per hour after getting onto the northbound entrance ramp of the interstate.

While Clark activated his emergency lights in an attempt to make a traffic stop, Miller continued to increase his speed, according to police reports. The pursuit continued on northbound I-65 past Taylorsville to the Edinburgh-Flat Rock exit at the 80-mile marker.

Clark reported the suspect lost control as he hit the bottom of the exit ramp at State Road 252, and the Lexus went into a field where it became stuck in the mud.

Miller was taken into custody without further incident, police said.

The Columbus man was taken to the Bartholomew County Jail. In addition to the two felonies, he faces charges of reckless driving and speeding.

Clark was assisted by Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputies and the Edinburgh Police Department.

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