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An attempted traffic stop and short pursuit on Jasper’s east side Thursday afternoon ended with the arrest of a Jasper man on a number of charges.

Around 3 pm yesterday, an officer with the Jasper Police Department observed a vehicle with an expired registration at the intersection of 14th and Mill Street.

After the officer activated his emergency lights and initiated a traffic stop, police say the older model passenger car, bearing a false registration traveled east on East 14th Street at a high rate of speed.

The car, driven by 23-year old Derion Fisher of Jasper then came to an abrupt stop at 14th and Dewey Streets.

As the officer was approaching the vehicle, police say Fisher honked his vehicle’s horn for several seconds. The officer then asked Fisher why he was honking his horn, to which he stated that he was trying to get his “people.”

The officer then asked Fisher for his license and registration. At that point, police say Fisher exited the vehicle quickly, bladed his body away from the officer, and placed his right hand in his right pants pocket.

The officer then pushed Fisher against his vehicle, commanded him to take his hands out of his pockets, and to calm down. They say Fisher tensed his body, began yelling loudly and failed to comply with commands.

Eventually, the officer was able to detain Fisher with handcuffs.

While the officer was walking Fisher to his patrol car, police say Fisher aggressively pushed his body towards the officer. At this point, the officer took Fisher to the ground using a takedown technique.

Police say Fisher continuously yelled and cursed loud enough that neighbors across the street came outside to see why someone was yelling. It was learned, through Jasper dispatch, that Fisher had never received a license.

Fisher was placed under arrest and was then taken to and booked into the Dubois County Security Center on a Level 6 Felony count of Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle, and misdemeanor counts of Resisting Law Enforcement, Disorderly Conduct and Operating Without Ever Receiving a License.

Fisher’s vehicle was towed for false and fictitious registration and for having no insurance.

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