VERMILLION COUNTY — A man from Illinois faces a number of charges in Indiana after police clocked his vehicle at over 150 miles-per-hour.
The incident began at State Road 63 and U.S. 36 in Vermillion County, near the Illinois line, late Monday night. According to Indiana State Police, a county deputy's radar showed a Dodge Charger going 112 miles-per-hour on the four-lane highway.
The deputy was able to pull the vehicle over, but the driver sped away, reaching speeds of over 150 miles-per-hour. The Indiana State Police and other local departments joined the pursuit. ISP Trooper Brad Fyfe spotted the car on U.S. 150 and put out stop sticks, which worked.
All four tires on the Charger quickly went flat and the driver stopped, got out of the car, and surrendered.
Officers found marijuana and a syringe in the vehicle. Testing showed 27-year-old Dalton Ozzie James Seafler of Paris, Illinois was intoxicated.
According to Vermillion County Court records, Seafler is charged with:
- Resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, felony
- Unlawful possession of syringe, felony
- Intimidation, felony 6
- Criminal recklessness, misdemeanor
- Possession of marijuana/hash oil, misdemeanor
- Operating a vehicle with schedule I or II controlled substance, misdemeanor