Indiana State Police troopers arrested a man Wednesday after a pursuit ended in the middle of a bean field. A farmer helped authorities reach the man when he gave police a lift in his four-wheel pickup truck, WXIN reported.
Chad Decker, 45, of Terre Haute, was booked on a felony charge of resisting law enforcement in a vehicle and misdemeanor charges of operating while intoxicated, reckless driving, criminal mischief, refusal to identify himself and criminal trespass, according to the Tribune-Star of Terre Haute.
According to the Indiana State Police, Trooper Andrew Mattern attempted to pull over an SUV in Vigo County, but the driver did not stop and continued driving for a mile, the newspaper reported. Once stopped, Mattern said he recognized Decker and noticed a strong odor of alcohol along with a partially empty bottle of Crown Royal in the passenger seat, WTTV reported.
Decker did not exit his SUV when asked to do so and fled the scene, according to the Tribune-Star. Troopers said Decker drove his SUV through a gas station lot and onto railroad tracks before turning into a bean field, where he got stuck.
A farmer gave Mattern a ride in his truck to catch Decker, who was caught while running away from his vehicle, WRTV reported.
Decker was arrested and booked into the Vigo County Jail, WXIN reported.
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