Man arrested for high rate of speed in construction zone

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Extreme speeds in a construction zone on Interstate 70 landed a Hancock County man in the Putnam County Jail Monday.

At 11:45 a.m., Indiana State Police Region III Dispatch Center notified Putnamville troopers working along I-70 of a car traveling westbound at a high rate of speed and recklessly.

The dispatch center had received numerous telephone calls complaining about the red 2011 Chevrolet Camero callers believed to be traveling around 100 mph.

Trooper Mike Wood noticed the vehicle westbound near the 39-mile marker at 100 mph, passing without using turn signals, and continuing at a high rate of speed through two sets of flashing 45 mph construction zone signs.

Wood was able to stop the vehicle near the 28-mile marker in Clay County.

The driver was identified as Brandon G. Barngrover, 29, of Wilkinson. Barngrover was taken into custody and transported to the Putnam County Jail on reckless driving charges. His Camero was impounded.

Barngrover was reportedly late for work in Sullivan County.

Assisting was ISP Master Trooper Kent Winstead.

The Indiana State Police is committed to reducing crashes and saving lives through vigorous enforcement and zero tolerance for aggressive and dangerous driving.

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