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Ferdinand To Jasper Pursuit Ends With Huntingburg Man In Custody (w/VIDEO)

Baumeister

Baumeister

Jasper (NNDC) – An early morning traffic stop in Ferdinand ended with an arrest in Jasper following a high-speed pursuit in between.

Arrested was 27-year old Kyle Baumeister of Huntingburg.

Police say shortly before 1:30, Baumeister’s car was pulled over after for speeding while traveling south on Indiana 162.

FPD says Baumeister’s car was clocked at 70mph in a 55mph zone just south of Holiday Lake Road.

But as an FPD officer approached Baumeister’s stopped car in the parking lot of PJ’s BBQ in the 2000 block of North Main Street, Baumeister’s car sped away heading north on Indiana 162.

The FPD officer followed Baumeister’s car at speeds reported to top 100mph through the Bretzville Junction and on into Jasper.

(VIDEO TAKEN BY NICK RISLEY OF DCSD AND ISP TROOPERS SETTING UP PARTIAL ROADBLOCK WITH ‘STOP STICKS’

A roadblock was set up at the Third Avenue intersection with 162 where officers with the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department and Indiana State Police successfully deployed tire ‘stop sticks.’

Police say Baumeister’s car continued northbound on 162 when the FPD officer says he noticed sparks coming from Baumeister’s car as it was being driven on its rims after the stop sticks shredded the car’s front tires.

But Baumeister’s car continued on 162 disregarding stop signs and traffic lights before turning south on Clay Street.

A short time later, the car collided into barricades at a bridge construction site on Clay just east of Wernsing Road.

Baumeister was taken into custody. He was first taken to Memorial Hospital where his blood alcohol content tested .107% according to police. He was also treated for what police say where minor injuries before being transported to the Dubois County Security Center.

Baumeister is facing preliminary charges of Level 6 felony resisting law enforcement and misdemeanor charges of aggressive driving, criminal mischief, criminal recklessness and reckless driving.

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