100 mph chase leads to arrest, wrecked car

Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.
Dustan A. Phares. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

Columbus police arrested a man after a 100 mph car chase that ended with a wrecked Chevy Camaro.

Police were originally called to a hit and run crash at 10th Street and National Road at about 8:45 p.m. last night. Columbus police and Bartholomew County deputies located the vehicle a short while later and tried to stop it. Instead, the driver, later identified as 36-year-old Dustan Phares, of Columbus raced off on Taylor Road, police report.

He crashed near Marr Road and County Road 450N, sending the car into a farm field. And then he tried to run away, but was found hiding in a field, police report. After being taken to Columbus Regional Hospital to be checked out after the crash and to have his blood drawn for an alcohol test, he was arrested.

He is facing charges including resisting law enforcement in a vehicle, resisting law enforcement, leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving, criminal mischief, and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.