Crime Watch 8

Monroe Co. authorities release video of a multi-county car chase

Photo of VW Beetle in car chase. (Provided Photo/Monroe County Sheriff's Department)

MONROE COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office has released video of a car chase that spanned two counties.

Deputies arrested 19-year-old Austin Taylor in the case.

(Provided Photo/Monroe County Jail)

According to the office, the chase began early Tuesday morning after a deputy attempted to pull over a VW Beetle for speeding.

The office said the Beetle blew through several traffic lights in Bloomington. The chase then moved north on I-69 in Morgan County.

Police in Morgan County used stop sticks to deflate the car ties but the driver kept going, eventually crossing the median and into a cornfield.

The driver eventually crashed into a power substation and then proceeded to take off on foot. The male driver was found about 50 yards from the car.

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