By Liz Shepherd
PIERCETON — A Chicago man was recently arrested after a police pursuit that reached speeds over 100 mph.
Andrew Taylor, 25, Chicago, Ill., is charged with resisting law enforcement, a level 6 felony; possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor; and operating a vehicle while intoxicated and reckless driving, both class C misdemeanors.
On Jan. 4, a Pierceton Police officer was patrolling US 30 when he saw a vehicle traveling 89 mph in a 60 mph zone. As the officer began a pursuit, the suspect vehicle continued speeding, reaching speeds in excess of 100 mph and disregarding a red traffic light at the SR 13 and US 30 intersection.
According to court documents, the vehicle abruptly pulled over to the shoulder of US 30, around CR 900E. Taylor was identified as the vehicle’s driver. While searching Taylor’s person, officers found a small plastic bag containing marijuana.
Officers also found four different packages of marijuana in Taylor’s vehicle. Taylor was exhibiting signs of intoxication and failed field sobriety tests. He was later taken to a local hospital for a certified chemical test.
Taylor was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on Jan. 5, with a $5,250 surety and cash bond.