BLOOMINGTON, Ind.–It’s not often that people running from the police get up to 100 mph, much less 140. But, Indiana State Police says two people from Tennessee who led them on a chase in the triple digits, starting about five miles south of Bloomington, had drugs in their car.
“When you get up into those three-digit numbers in speed it makes the game a little bit different,” said State Police Sgt. Curt Durnil.
LISTEN: Sgt. Curt Durnil tells the story of Wednesday’s chase
When Trooper Allen Deel spotted a car being driven by Aubrey Davis, 24, of Clarksville, Tenn., it was already going over 100 mph, north on I-69. When Deel hit the lights, the car sped up and hit 140 mph, weaing and passing in the median and on the shoulders.
“They exited at a very busy intersection, 3rd St., which at that time of day, as you can imagine, is very busy with cars,” said Durnil.
That’s when Deel decided to end the chase for safety reasons. The car was spotted again by Trooper Todd Durnil, north of Bloomington, on a small access road. Durnil said it crashed through a fence at a private residence, then through a field, crashing through a cattle gate and finally crashing through the I-69 boundary fence before getting stuck in the mud.
Both Davis and his passenger, Sydney M. Allen, 20, also of Clarksville, Tenn., surrendered.
Durnil said troopers found what they believe was a bag of cocaine, pills, and blunts. There was also rolled up cash and a digital scale.
Both Davis and Allen face drug charges, and Davis faces charges related to the chase.