Greenwood man charged in crash that left two people critically injured

Means had BAC 3 times legal limit

GREENWOOD, Ind. - A man with a blood-alcohol content that was three times the legal limit has been charged after a police chase and crash injured two others, authorities said.

Derrick Means, 30, was charged Monday in connection with the Nov. 27 crash that left two people critically injured.

Means was charged with two counts of OWI with a prior conviction within five years resulting in serious bodily injury, two counts of resisting law enforcement causing serious bodily injury, criminal recklessness with a motor vehicle and reckless driving, officials said.

Officers with the Greenwood Police Department tried to stop Means’ vehicle on suspicion of DUI. Police said Means initially stopped his car, but then sped off southbound as police approached his vehicle.

Police said Means ran a red light through an intersection and his car crashed into the driver’s side of another vehicle traveling eastbound. Two adults and a child were in the second vehicle.

The driver of the second car, Michael Brown, and his passenger, Vestina Grenzow, both 35, were taken to Methodist Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Grenzow’s 6-year-old child was in the back seat but was not injured, officials said.

Authorities said Brown remains at Methodist with critical injuries.

Grenzow was treated and released several days later.

Officials said Means had a blood-alcohol content of 0.234 percent. He remains in the Johnson County Jail on a $72,000 bond.

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