Deputies arrest Indianapolis man after short vehicle pursuit

Jared McCracken; photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Dept.

Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a Marion County man Friday night after a short vehicle pursuit. Judy Jackson, department spokesman, says that at approximately 11:22 p.m., Deputy Nate Nichols responded to County Road 450 South and Jonesville Road in reference to a vehicle stopped at the intersection.

When Nichols arrived, he reported finding the driver, 27-year-old Jared McCracken, of Indianapolis, passed out behind the wheel with the vehicle still in gear. After several attempts to wake McCracken, authorities say he finally looked up, but ignored commands to open the door. Instead, he allegedly drove away. Following a short pursuit, McCracken eventually pulled over.

McCracken was arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated with Endangerment and Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle. He has since been released.