A Monday Night Pursuit Through Five Southern Indiana Counties Ends With Louisville Man Behind Bars

SPENCER COUNTY (Local Sources) – An Indiana State Police pursuit started shortly before 10pm Monday night and ended five counties later with a Louisville, Kentucky man in jail.

State troopers pursued a white Ford Escape ISP says was driving recklessly westbound on Interstate 64 from the 91 mile marker in Crawford County. Trooper Paul Nanney located the vehicle at the 85 mile marker and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The Ford Escape continued westbound until it exited I-64 at the 79 mile marker in Perry County. The Ford disregarded the stop light at the top of the exit ramp, reentered I-64, and continued westbound at speeds nearing 100 miles per hour. Concerned for the safety of other motorists, Trooper Nanney terminated the pursuit near the 69 mile marker near Dubois County.

At 10:22 P.M., Trooper Coty Seifert, attempting to locate the Ford Escape, was patrolling the area of the westbound rest park at the 59 mile marker, two miles east of Dale. Trooper Seifert located the Ford in the rest park, at which point the Ford again reentered I-64, proceeding westbound at speeds nearing 100 miles per hour. Trooper Heath Carkuff positioned himself at the 54 mile marker where he successfully deployed tire deflation sticks, causing the Ford to slow down. The vehicle came to a stop at the 53 mile marker in Warrick County, where the driver, Paul M. Embry, 31, Louisville, KY, was taken into custody without incident.

Embry was transported to the Spencer County Jail, where he was charged with Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle, a Level 6 felony.

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