Early Sunday morning Indiana State Trooper Robbie Lambert attempted to stop a white 2001 Chevrolet Camaro on US 150 near Elm Street in Paoli for an equipment violation and for following too closely.
But that is when the driver 28-year-old Delbert Keith Bowling, of Mitchell refused to stop.
The pursuit which began at 2:15 am, went for about 22 miles mainly on State Road 56 and State Road 337 in Orange and Washington Counties until Master Trooper David Henderson successfully deployed Stop Sticks on SR 337 at the REMC parking lot in Orleans.
The Stop Sticks deflated the Camaro’s tires and Bowling stopped the car, about a half mile later on Liberty Road.
Bowling and the passenger, 23-year-old Jennifer L. Clark, of Mitchell were arrested without further incident.
Bowling was taken to IU Hospital in Paoli for a blood alcohol test and a drug screen.
Trooper Lambert says, the tests at the hospital revealed that Bowling was over the legal limit for alcohol .09% BAC and he tested positive for THC the active ingredient in marijuana.
Both Bowling and Clark were taken to the Orange County Jail.
Bowling, was charged with resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, a Class D felony; operating a vehicle while intoxicated, a Class A misdemeanor; Operating a vehicle while intoxicated, a Class C misdemeanor; operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person, a Class A misdemeanor; reckless driving, a Class A misdemeanor; possession of marijuana under 30 grams, a Class A misdemeanor; maintaining a common nuisance, a Class D felony.
Clark was charged with possession of marijuana under 30 grams, a class A misdemeanor; visiting a common nuisance, a Class B misdemeanor.
Investigating Officer: Trooper Robbie Lambert
Assisting Trooper Lambert were: Master Trooper David Henderson, Trooper Michael Allen, Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Paoli and West Baden Springs Police Departments.