Crime Watch 8

Police: Driver eludes police, crashes minivan

COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) – Police in Columbus arrested a man after they say he led them on a high-speed chase before crashing his vehicle.

Police say it began as an attempted traffic stop. An officer saw 22-year-old Derek Rothrock driving and knew he had a suspended license through previous interactions with him.

Police say Rothrock took off at a high-rate of speed and crashed the minivan before fleeing on foot, 24-Hour News 8’s news partners at The Republic report.

Rothrock was taken into custody and preliminarily charged with resisting law enforcement on foot, resisting law enforcement in a vehicle, driving while suspended, leaving the scene of an accident and criminal recklessness with a vehicle.

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