An Evansville man was arrested after fleeing police with five children in the vehicle.
Arrested was Andrew Glenn Caldwell, 25, Evansville, IN. He was charged with:
- Resisting Law Enforcement, Class 6 Felony
- Reckless Driving, Class C Misdemeanor
On Tuesday, July 23, at approximately 2:40 p.m., Trooper Tyler Widner was patrolling in the area of Governor and Columbia when he observed the driver of a maroon Mercury van make an unsafe lane movement.
When Widner attempted to stop the vehicle the driver accelerated to 50 mph in a 30 mph zone.
The driver disregarded a stop sign at Governor and Virginia and disregarded the stop light at US 41 and Virginia before traveling south on US 41. The driver disregarded the stoplight at Lincoln before turning west onto Washington Avenue.
Due to the high volume of traffic the pursuit was terminated.
Further investigation conducted by the Indiana State Police and Evansville Police determined the driver of the vehicle was Caldwell.
Investigating officers were also able to determine that Caldwell was transporting five children in the vehicle when he was fleeing from police.
Officers did not know children were in the vehicle during the chase.
The children’s ages ranged from two to twelve years old. After reviewing the investigation, the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office issued a felony arrest warrant for Caldwell.
Officers located and arrested Caldwell yesterday without incident.
This is an on-going investigation and additional criminal charges are pending.
Investigating Officer: Trooper Tyler Widner, Indiana State Police
Assisting Agency: Evansville Police