BLOOMFIELD, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — An Evansville man was arrested after reaching speeds of up to 105 miles per hour in a stolen vehicle leading police on a pursuit along Interstate 69 on September 12.
According to a release from the Indiana State Police, on Tuesday around 10:15 a.m., a trooper was stopped on I-69, north of the 89-mile marker, and had the emergency lights of the vehicle on when a driver, later identified at Trey Bedwell, 34 of Evansville, failed to slow down and move into the far lane for a stationary emergency vehicle. The trooper checked Bedwell’s speed at 99 mph.
The trooper then attempted to pull Bedwell over, but he did not comply, leading to a short pursuit reaching speeds between 100-105 mph. Troopers from Jasper and Bloomington assisted by using stop-sticks at the 114-mile marker, which disabled Bedwell’s tires causing him to stop on I-69 north of the SR37 interchange. Bedwell was then taken into custody without further incident and was transferred to the Greene County Jail.
It was later discovered during the investigation that the 2004 Chevrolet Cobalt Bedwell had been driving had been stolen from Chandler, Indiana.
Bedwell was arrested for the following charges:
- Resisting Law Enforcement in a Vehicle | Level 6 felony
- Driving While Suspended Prior | Class A misdemeanor
- Reckless Driving | Class C misdemeanor
- Theft of a Vehicle | Level 6 felony