A Bartholomew County deputy had to dodge an oncoming driver Tuesday night, which led to a high-speed chase and an arrest on charges of driving while intoxicated.
According to the sheriff’s department Deputy Matt Bush was patrolling near County Road 500N and Marr Road at just after 8 p.m. when he saw the pickup truck veer into his lane as it attempted to pass another vehicle. Bush tried to pull the driver over, but the driver allegedly fled at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour, racing through stop signs and passing another vehicle.
The driver, identified as 40-year-old Christopher E. Jackson of Indianapolis finally stopped on Rockyford Road and was held at gunpoint by Bush until backup from Columbus police arrived.
Jackson was arrested on preliminary charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and resisting law enforcement with a vehicle. He was was also cited for reckless driving.