Early morning Jennings chase leads to arrest

Roger J. Napier
Roger J. Napier

A driver hoping to avoid a speeding ticket, ended up getting arrested after allegedly fleeing from Jennings County deputies at speeds of up to 100 mph this morning.

Lt Mike Mowery with the sheriff’s department said a chase started at about 5 a.m. today. A deputy noticed a car speeding on Highway 3 near County Road 500S but the driver refused to pull over and instead raced away at speeds of up to 100 mph, Mowery said.

The driver couldn’t make a turn near County Road 850S, drove through a store parking lot and then into the field. Mowery said the driver, 42-year-old Roger J. Napier of Scottsburg, told police that he ran because he didn’t want a speeding ticket. He is facing preliminary charges of resisting by fleeing and reckless driving.

And he was cited for speeding, Mowery said.