|WCSI Local News|
A Jennings County man is facing multiple charges following a chase with North Vernon Police around 10 p.m. Friday.
Police spokesman Officer Justin Black says 26-year-old Shane Coffey, of North Vernon, is lodged in the Jennings County Jail on the following charges:
Resisting Law Enforcement by Fleeing in a Vehicle – Class D Felony
Unlawful Possession of a Syringe – Class D Felony
Resisting Law Enforcement by Fleeing on Foot – Class A Misdemeanor
Possession of Paraphernalia – Class A Misdemeanor
Reckless Driving – Class B Misdemeanor
Disorderly Conduct – Class B Misdemeanor
Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated – Class C Misdemeanor
Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident – Class C Misdemeanor
Officer Black says he was on patrol in the 2100 block of North State Street when he saw a car leaving a business in the area in an unsafe manner.
As Officer Black attempted to stop the vehicle in the area of Hurley Drive and Brookside Drives, he activated his emergency lights and Coffey turned off on to a side street in the in the Brookside Subdivision and continued to elude Officer Black.
A short vehicle pursuit ensued through the Brookside neighborhood traveling north back towards Hurley Drive. Coffey’s car made a hard impact with a ditch line on the south side of Hurley Drive, continued north across Hurley Drive and impacted a ditch line on the north side of Hurley Drive and continued into the Hickory Manor Court neighborhood.
At this time the car came to a stop and Coffey fled the vehicle on foot. Officer Black continued chasing Coffey on foot in between residences. Coffey attempted to hide from Officer Black and he was found hiding underneath a mobile home in the 2000 block of Hickory Circle East.
Coffey was then taken into custody without incident. He was taken to St. Vincent Jennings Hospital for reported facial injuries sustained during the vehicle pursuit and was treated and released. He was then charged and booked into jail.
Last Updated: Saturday, September 28, 2013 8:05:26 AM
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