Impaired Driver Flees and is Quickly Apprehended by ISP K-9

On Friday evening, December 4th, at approximately 11:20, Indiana State Police Trooper Ian Portteus and K-9 “Czar” were patrolling US 40 near County Road 425 West and stopped a vehicle for expired registration. As Portteus was exiting his patrol vehicle to deal with the plate violator, a white 2007 Toyota passenger car failed to slow down and move over, as required by Indiana law, and nearly struck Trooper Portteus. Portteus caught up to and stopped the Toyota and when briefly speaking with the male driver, noticed the driver displayed classic signs of apparent intoxication. Suddenly, the Toyota driver put the car in drive and sped off with Portteus in pursuit. Approximately 100 yards beyond the initial stop, the Toyota left the roadway and crashed. The driver fled north on foot toward a residence after refusing verbal commands by Portteus to stop or a police K-9 would be released. The driver continued to flee north and ISP K-9 “Czar” was deployed and quickly apprehended the driver. The driver was taken into custody, transported to St. Vincent Clay Hospital for medical clearance after the altercation with Czar, and subsequently incarcerated in the Clay County Jail with a BAC of .25%. The white Toyota was found to have been reported stolen from Bloomington, IN. earlier the same day.

Arrested:                     Jason S. Kincaid, age 40, of New Castle, IN.

Charges:                      Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle,Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, and various traffic citations.

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