A Huntingburg man was placed under arrest early this morning on various charges including Felony Resisting Law Enforcement after he lead authorities on a chase that began in Ferdinand and would eventually end in Jasper.
Just before 1:30 am this morning an officer with the Ferdinand Police Department observed a compact passenger car driven by 27-year old Kyle Baumeister of Huntingburg traveling southbound on State Road 162 south of Holiday Lake Road exceeding the posted speed limit.
Police pulled Baumeister over in a restaurant parking lot and as the officer approached his vehicle they say he accelerated out of the parking lot and headed north on Highway 162.
Police pursued the vehicle which they say traveled all the way north to the Bretzville Junction towards Jasper.
By the time Baumeister reached the intersection of 3rd Avenue and 162 at the county garage, Jasper Police, Dubois County Sheriffs deputies and Indiana State Police Troopers were waiting with stop sticks.
Police say after a successful deploy of the sticks, Baumeister continued northbound on 3rd Avenue into Jasper.
They while driving on only the rims of the front tires, Baumeister’s vehicle continued through many streets in Jasper disregarding stop signs and traffic lights. Police say he eventually traveled southbound on Clay Street and collided into barricades at a construction site east of Wernsing Road.
Once finally coming to a stop, Baumeister was apprehended and taken to Memorial Hospital for a chemical test that found his blood alcohol content at .107 percent.
Baumeister was charged with Felony Resisting Law Enforcement, and four misdemeanor counts of Aggressive Driving, Criminal Mischief, Criminal Recklessness, and Reckless Driving.
He was taken to and booked into the Dubois County Security Center.
Ferdinand Police were assisted by The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department, The Jasper Police Department and Indiana State Police.