A North Vernon man was arrested last night after a police chase in Columbus and a small dog was taken to the animal shelter.
Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the Columbus police, says that officers saw a vehicle driving without headlights on Center Street at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday night. The driver refused to pull over and attempted to race away from officers. Near the intersection of U.S. 31 and County Road 600S Elizabethtown’s marshal put down a tire deflating device which didn’t stop the driver. Harris said police finally boxed him in near County Roads 450E and 700S.
The driver, 20-year-old Jesse L. Crouch, did not have a driver’s license and alcoholic beverages were allegedly found in the vehicle. Police also found a small dog that did not belong to Crouch. It was taken to Animal Care Services. Crouch was taken to jail on preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, driving without ever receiving a license and illegal consumption or possession of alcohol.