Driver arrested after slow chase, standoff with police

Marty G. Peek. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

A driver creeping down Central Avenue at 2-3 mph was arrested after a 25-minute standoff with Columbus police yesterday afternoon.

34-year-old Marty G. Peek of Shoals is facing charges of resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, resisting law enforcement, obstructing traffic and reckless driving.

Lt. Matt Harris with the Columbus police reports that officers tried to pull over Peek’s vehicle but he yelled at passing cars, refused to pull over and at one point nearly struck a CPD vehicle as it passed him. Eventually Peek stopped in the 500 block of Central Avenue, but refused to get out of the vehicle.

Police used a Taser to subdue Peek and take him into custody. He was checked out at Columbus Regional Hospital before being taken to jail.

Bartholomew County deputies and state police troopers assisted with the incident.