A Roachdale man who was reportedly under the influence of alcohol fled from police Friday night, leading them on a brief chase that ended in a field.
Putnam County Sheriff's Deputy Adam Hull responded to the area of U.S. 231 and CR 1200 North at around 7 p.m. Friday on a report of a suspicious vehicle.
Hull told the Banner Graphic that when he arrived at the scene in his patrol car, 45-year-old John Stafford, of Roachdale, tried to escape by driving into a nearby field.
Hull followed Stafford for some distance into the bean field, but Stafford eventually stopped and was taken into custody. Hull believed Stafford to be intoxicated, however, the man refused to submit to an alcohol test, according to officer.
Stafford was transported to the Putnam County Jail on charges of driving while intoxicated with prior, evading and resisting law enforcement, disorderly conduct, intimidation and refusing to submit to an alcohol test.