Crime Watch 8

Man arrested for driving 100 mph, fleeing police

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) – Indiana State Police arrested a man for allegedly driving 100 mph on State Road 37 and fleeing police.

According to police, Trooper Adam Davis was northbound on State Road 37 near Acuff Road, just north of Bloomington shortly after 10 a.m. Tuesday, when a silver Ford Focus passed his fully marked police vehicle. The Focus was travelling 100 mph in a 55 mph zone.

Trooper Davis pursued the vehicle, and stopped it near Bottom Road. As he approached the window of the Focus, the driver told Trooper Davis that he was exempt from being stopped by law enforcement and proceeded to drive north on State Road 37.

Trooper Davis followed the vehicle west on Simpson Chapel Road and west on Williams Road, where the driver abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot.

State Police notified residents in the area of the driver’s description, and within minutes they received a call that stated the suspect was hiding behind a house in the 800 block of Williams Road. When police arrived, they located the suspect and took him into custody after he allegedly resisted arrest.

Police identified the driver as 34-year-old Jaimi Luke Smith of Lafayette. He was transported to the Monroe County Jail and faces numerous charges, including Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle, Reckless Driving and Operating While Intoxicated.

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