Police chase ends after rim-less car crashes in a ditch in Warrick County

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WARRICK COUNTY, Ind. (WEHT) – A Chandler man is arrested on several charges after allegedly leading authorities on a multi-county chase and trying to run away from police through a field.

It started when Cody McCool, 29, was pulled over by an Indiana State Police trooper for a headlight violation. This was near Carson School Road around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. The trooper said McCool displayed signs of impairment, but while the field sobriety tests were being conducted, McCool hopped back in his car and drove off.

McCool drove through several city streets before heading east on SR 62. Stop sticks were deployed near Caborn Road, but troopers say McCool traveled off the south side of the roadway to avoid them. McCool also allegedly drove toward the sheriff’s deputy, narrowly missing him before re-entering the highway and continuing east on SR 62 into Vanderburgh County.

McCool is traveling at approximately 60 mph at this point. Two sets of stop sticks were successfully deployed on SR 62 near Shuttle Road and on SR 66 near Fielding Road. McCool’s vehicle continued to travel east on SR 66 into Warrick County with damaged tires. McCool is now driving at approximately 30-40 mph before continuing north on SR 261 into Boonville and then west on SR 62 toward Chandler.

McCool is now driving on four rims and traveling approximately 40-60 mph. When McCool drove north on State Street in Chandler, he lost control and crashed into a ditch at Monroe Avenue. McCool immediately exited his vehicle and ran away.

He was located about six minutes later in the 500 block of Idaho Street by a Warrick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit, but authorities say he continued to resist arrest and was tased.

Cody McCool, Source: Indiana State Police

McCool was taken to the hospital for minor injuries and then transported to the Posey County Jail where he is currently being held on bond. He is facing several charges including criminal recklessness, resisting law enforcement, and driving while intoxicated.

(This story was originally published April 22, 2021)

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