An 18-year-old New Salisbury man is in jail after an early morning pursuit and crash.
Cameron O. Osman, 18, of New Salisbury, was arrested and transported to the Harrison County Jail without further incident. He was charged with:
- Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle – Level 6 Felony
- Resisting Law Enforcement – Class A Misdemeanor
- Reckless Driving – Class C Misdemeanor
- Citations for numerous traffic violations, including a Learner’s Permit violation.
According to the Indiana State Police, the pursuit began early Wednesday morning and landed the driver in jail after he crashed into a utility pole guide wire and attempted to flee on foot.
Around 12:10 AM, Wednesday morning, Trooper Dakota Novak was patrolling on SR 135 just north of Corydon when he observed a red Pontiac approaching him at a high rate of speed.
Trooper Novak turned to stop the car after obtaining a RADAR speed of 78mph in a 55mph zone; however, the driver continued to speed up and turned on to Corydon Junction Road.
Trooper Novak pursued the Pontiac into New Salisbury, where the driver then turned on to westbound SR64.
Osman continued to drive east and westbound on SR64 between the intersections of SR135 and Old SR64 and reached speeds of 110mph.
Trooper Zachary Lavey joined the pursuit and successfully deployed “Stop Sticks,” causing one of the vehicle’s tires to go flat.
The Pontiac eventually ran off the roadway while traveling eastbound on State Road 64 and crashed into a power pole.
Osman then fled on foot towards a house but surrendered after attempting to open a locked door on the front porch.