Pursuit ends with head-on collision, arrest


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Michael Wayne Humphrey, 30, of North Vernon was arrested Thursday evening after a pursuit that ended with this wreck at the bottomo Slygo Hill on State Road 250, east of Browntown. No one was seriously injured in the head-on collision that involved a 2006 Ford Mustang, driven by Humphrey, and a 2001 Pontiac driven by Dustin Hackman, 24, of Brownstown. The Mustang had reportedly been stolen from a neighborhood in Seymor.


A 30-year-old Jennings County man faces at least six criminal charges after a pursuit Thursday evening ended with a head-on collision on State Road 250, just east of Brownstown.

No one was seriously injured in the wreck that led to the arrest of Michael Wayne Humphrey of North Vernon, said Adam Nicholson of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.

Humphrey faces Class D felony charges of auto theft, criminal recklessness with a vehicle, operating while intoxicated and resisting law enforcement and Class A misdemeanor charges of driving while suspended with a prior conviction and reckless driving.

Humphrey, who declined a breath test, was taken to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour for a blood draw before being booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 8:13 p.m. Thursday. He was being held without bond Friday morning pending his initial hearing in Jackson Circuit Court.

 

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