A man has been indicted after his car broke down as he was running from a state trooper.
The man with mechanical difficulties, Michael Wright Jr., 27, has been indicted by the Warren County grand jury on charges of DUI, evading arrest, speeding, violation of the seatbelt law, reckless driving, having no insurance, and failure to maintain his lane of travel.
His charges come after he ran from Highway Patrolman Kyle Herren on Highway 70.
“He was running 96 mph in a posted 65 mph zone,” Herren said of the 1997 Nissan Sentra he clocked heading westbound on Highway 70.
The trooper said he fell in behind Wright and tried to stop him, but the suspect kept trying to speed away.
“He continued doing 95, swerving from lane to lane,” Herren said, noting the suspect then turned from the four-lane onto two-lane Old Rock Island Road. “His car quit on him so he got out on foot.”
Herren said Wright was caught and arrested a short time after abandoning his broken down vehicle. He is charged with DUI due to his allegedly intoxicated condition.