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[ISP] Motorist Arrested for Driving 119 mph in High Crash Area
Start Date: 8/14/2012Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 8/14/2012End Time: 11:59 PM
Entry Description

Vanderburgh County – Tuesday morning, August 14, several troopers were patrolling a high crash area on S.R. 62 between Rosenberger and the Posey County line.  At approximately 9:55 a.m., Trooper Compton spotted a yellow Dodge Challenger traveling at a high rate of speed eastbound west of McDowell Road.  Trooper Compton activated his radar unit and clocked the vehicle at 119 in a 55 mph. The driver of the Challenger continued eastbound at a high rate of speed and passed numerous vehicles.  As Trooper Compton approached McDowell Road he lost sight of the vehicle.  Several minutes later, Master Trooper Bob Helfrich spotted the Dodge Challenger as it turned back onto S.R. 62 from McDowell Road.  Trooper Helfrich stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Joshua Smith, 24, of Omaha, IL.  Further investigation revealed Smith turned down McDowell road in attempt to elude the pursuing trooper. Smith was arrested and taken to the Vanderburgh County Jail where he is currently being held on bond.

ARRESTED AND CHARGES:
Joshua D. Smith, 24, Omaha, IL
1. Resisting Law Enforcement, Class D Felony
2. Reckless Driving, Class A Misdemeanor

Arresting Officer: Trooper Kylen Compton, Indiana State Police
Assisting Officers: Master Trooper Bob Helfrich and Master Trooper Tim Wood
All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Contact Information:
Name: Sergeant Todd Ringle
Phone: (812) 868-2153
Email: tringle@isp.in.gov
Joshue Smith
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