A Knox man and a Winamac woman were arrested Friday after a brief chase incident in Knox.
The officer with the Knox City Police Department was following a vehicle that was traveling 62 mph in a 45 mph zone. The officer continued to follow the vehicle through the area and caught up to the driver who was now traveling 90 mph. The driver then entered the intersection 250 South and 250 East and blew through the stop sign. The officer allegedly saw the occupants throw items from the windows. After traveling a distance and blowing through a few more stop signs, the driver finally stopped on 500 South, a half-mile from U.S. 35.
When police detained the occupants and searched the car, they reportedly found drug paraphernalia in the middle of the front seat, plus substances that field-tested positive for marijuana and methmaphetamine.
The driver, 40-year-old James Hurt, was arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement, Possession of Marijuana and Driving While Suspended. Jennifer Zellers, 45, of Winamac, was arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Marijuana.
This case has been forwarded to the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office for further review.