Greencastle man, 21, arrested after police chase early Sunday

Sunday, May 15, 2016
After leading law enforcement officers on a brief high-speed chase early Sunday morning, Kenneth Sargent, 21, Greencastle, is placed under arrest by City Officer Brad Hiatt. (Courtesy photo/GPD)

A 21-year-old Greencastle man is facing multiple charges after fleeing from local law enforcement early Sunday morning, City Police report.

While patrolling Albin Pond Road on the city's northeast side early Sunday morning, Greencastle Police Officer Brad Hiatt observed a white Ford Taurus traveling at a high rate of speed.

Officer Hiatt attempted to stop the vehicle and the driver, Kenneth Sergent, fled from Hiatt at a high rate of speed, police said.

The brief, high-speed chase came to an end as Sergent's car struck a curb, which caused damage to the vehicle's tires and eventually brought the car to a stop.

It was subsequently determined that Sergent had a blood-alcohol content of 0.18 percent, which is more than twice the legal limit of .08 percent.

Sergent was transported and detained at the Putnam County Jail on charges of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and resisting law enforcement, pending a review of the probable cause affidavit by the Putnam County Prosecutor's Office.

Assisting GPD Officer Hiatt was Lt. Rick Keller of the DePauw University Police Department.

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