A Jasper man is behind bars on a number of charges that deal with drugs and operating while intoxicated after he lead authorities on a wild high speed pursuit through the streets of Jasper Thursday night.
Just after 8 o’clock an officer with the jasper police department attempted to stop a car driven by 27-year old Cody Christensen of jasper after the officer noticed his car fail to yield the right of way while making a left hand turn onto Sixth Street from Newton Street.
The officer attempted to make a traffic stop in the parking lot of family video but police say Christensen accelerated at a high rate of speed and attempted to flee.
Police say Christensen’s car left the lot and fled onto fifth street, then entered into the CVS parking lot. He then exited the CVS lot at the sixth st entrance and proceeded through a red light and onto Macarthur Street.
Jasper Police Department Officers, Greg Brescher, states the next series of events after they terminated the 1st pursuit.
At this point, authorities terminated their pursuit again due to Christensen’s aggressive driving.
Police were able to obtain the car’s plate number and address.
Jasper police and Dubois county deputies located Christensen and the car at the owner’s address along the 3900 block of west 400 north in Jasper.
Christensen was identified by officers on the scene and was Taken into custody.
He was taken to memorial hospital in jasper for a blood draw. Results of that draw found his blood alcohol content at 0.11%. Christensen also tested positive for THC.
Also while at the residence, officers observed in plain sight, multiple articles of drug Paraphernalia.
Christensen was lodged in the Dubois county security center.
Officer Brescher noted an awareness motorist should have when finding themselves in similar situations.
Though no one was injured during this high speed pursuit, Officer Brescher noted that may not always be the case.