Evansville Man Arrested after Brief Chase

Evansville Man Arrested after Brief Chase

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This morning, Bradley York, 38, of Evansville was arrested after leading Indiana State Police in a brief chase that ended in a crash on Darmstadt Road south of Mohr Road.

At approximately 10:46 a.m., Trooper William Campbell observed York disregard the traffic light at Heidelbach and Diamond Avenue. 

York was Charged with: 

  1. Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle, Class 6 Felony
  2. Resisting Law Enforcement, Class A Misdemeanor
  3. Criminal Recklessness, Class B Misdemeanor
  4. Reckless Driving, Class B Misdemeanor
  5. Driving While Intoxicated, Class A Misdemeanor

He was driving a 2006 Pontiac Vibe. Trooper Campbell attempted to stop the vehicle, but York refused and continued west on Diamond Avenue and then north onto First Avenue.  York disregarded the stoplights at Buena Vista and Campground Road.

The vehicle continued north onto Darmstadt Road at a high rate of speed. As York approached a curve south of Mohr Road he lost control and went left of center sideswiping a 2005 Toyota traveling southbound. 

The Pontiac then struck the guardrail on the west side of Darmstadt Road causing the vehicle to spin around facing south. Trooper Campbell stopped his patrol car on Darmstadt Road just south of the collision to prevent the vehicle from proceeding forward, but York accelerated and drove his vehicle into the front end of Trooper Campbell’s patrol car. York was not able to maneuver his vehicle after the collision with the patrol car. He was ordered out of the vehicle, but he refused.

Evansville Police arrived and assisted Trooper Campbell with removing York out of the vehicle.  He continued to resist and was tased by an Evansville Police Officer.  York was eventually taken into custody and transported to St. Vincent Hospital for minor injuries. 

The driver of the vehicle that was sideswiped was treated and released at the scene.  Darmstadt Road was closed for approximately 90 minutes while Troopers investigated the incident.

Further investigation revealed York had a blood alcohol content of .11%. York is currently being transported to the Vanderburgh County Jail.

Arresting Officer: Trooper William Campbell, Indiana State Police

Assisting Officers: Sergeant Kevin Brown, Trooper Dustan Rubenacker and Lt. Brian Bailey