Indiana State Police Trooper Nate Adams met a 2001 Pontiac traveling southbound on U.S. 421 in Ripley County passing a line of vehicles near County Road 1050 South April 2 at about 2:25 p.m.
“Trooper Adams clocked the vehicle at 86 mph in a 55 zone,” reported Sgt. Noel Houze, ISP Versailles District public information officer. As the officer pursued the vehicle, it accelerated, then turned east on the county road. The vehicle then turned south onto County Road 450 West. A short distance later, the car entered a driveway and drove into a barn.
Adams located the driver, later identified as Dusty Collins, 30, Madison, there. He was charged with resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, a Class D felony.
During the incident, Stephanie McDonald, 23, who lived at the residence, came outside and it was discovered the vehicle Collins was driving was registered to her. The trooper learned McDonald was wanted on a Ripley County warrant for marijuana possession.
Both were taken into custody without further incident and transported to the Ripley County Jail.
Houze reminded, “Persons arrested are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.”