On Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at approximately 4:50 p.m., Trooper Caleb Garvin was patrolling I-69 around the 97 Mile Marker when he observed a white Lexus SUV traveling north at a high rate of speed. Trooper Garvin was able to confirm his suspicions of the vehicles excessive speed by utilizing his radar that the vehicle was travelling 103-mph in a 70-mph zone.
As Garvin attempted to stop the white 2018 Lexus SUV. The male driver, later identified to be Brian Anthony Hauke, failed to stop for Trooper Garvin and continued northbound on I-69 at a high rate of speed as it entered into Monroe County.
Garvin continued to pursue the vehicle as it exited south on SR 37 where it lost control and crashed onto the shoulder striking a large rock embankment. The vehicle then continued onto SR 37 and came to a stop near Victor Pike due to traffic at the intersection.
Hauke then exited his vehicle and continued to elude Trooper Garvin by running away. Trooper Garvin continued to give commands for Hauke to stop until he was able to catch and detain the subject, which resulted in Garvin injuring his shoulder, until other officers arrived to place Hauke under arrest.
Hauke was found to be driving on a suspended license and having outstanding warrants for his arrest out of Hamilton, Hancock, and Marion counties. He also displayed characteristics of being impaired and admitted to consuming controlled substances for several days prior to the incident. Hauke and Trooper Garvin were both transported to local hospitals and a search warrant was applied for, and granted, for search of Hauke’s vehicle and his blood to determine impairment.
Once Hauke was released from the hospital, he was transported to the Greene County Jail and arrested for the following preliminary charges,
Brian Anthony Hauke, 48, Pendleton, Indiana
- Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle – Level 6 Felony
- Possession of Methamphetamine – Level 6 Felony
- OVWI- Controlled Substance with a Prior – Level 6 Felony
- Reckless Driving – Class C Misdemeanor
- Driving w/Suspended w/Prior Charge – Class C Misdemeanor
- Possession Paraphernalia – Class C Misdemeanor
- Resisting Law Enforcement – Class C Misdemeanor
Trooper Garvin was assisted by Sergeant Mundy, Trooper Klun and his K-9 partner Loki, Trooper McBride, Indiana Conservation Officers, Monroe County Sheriffs Department, Bloomington Police Department, IU Health Ambulance Service, Perry Clear Creek Fire Department and Kens Westside Towing.
All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.