Local man arrested on multiple charges after vehicle pursuit

COLUMBUS, Ind. — A wanted man was arrested Saturday evening on multiple charges after he led Columbus police officers on a vehicle pursuit that continued for more than 20 miles. Shortly before 5:30 p.m., CPD officers attempted to stop a vehicle driven by Kolt A. Kreinhagen, 38, of Columbus, near 11th and Washington streets.

When the officers activated their patrol vehicle’s emergency lights, Kreinhagen refused to stop and began traveling at a high rate of speed while disregarding several stop signs and traffic signals, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

The pursuit continued outside of Columbus and eventually ended in the 12000 block of Base Road when Kreinhagen’s vehicle ran out of fuel, Harris said.

Kreinhagen fled from his vehicle on foot and officers utilized a Taser to take him into custody a short time later. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Bartholomew County Jail where he was remanded on the following preliminary charges:
–Jennings County Warrant
–Resisting Law Enforcement in a Vehicle
–Resisting Law Enforcement on Foot
–Reckless Driving
–Driving While Suspended with a Prior Conviction
Kreinhagen was also issued multiple citations for running stop signs, driving above the posted speed limit, as well as driving the wrong way a roadway, Harris said.

For more on this story, see Tuesday’s Republic.