Suspect caught in 3 county chase

Suspect caught in 3 county chase

WARRICK CO., Ind. (WFIE) - A man who led authorities on a long chase through three counties was caught in a Warrick County neighborhood overnight.

We were on scene where that chase ended just before 1 Thursday morning on State Street in Chandler.

Warrick Dispatch says the driver was caught running on Idaho Street a couple of roads from where he left his car.

The chase started in Posey County when an Indiana State trooper pulled over 29-year-old Cody McCool for a headlight violation.

Authorities say McCool seemed impaired, so they conducted sobriety tests on him. They say he refused to follow directions and then quickly got back into his car, where he fled westbound on SR 62 into Mt. Vernon.

Officials tell us McCool went down several city roads in Mt. Vernon before driving east on SR 62.

According to ISP, McCool avoided stop sticks by driving off the side of the road, nearly hitting the deputy before returning to the roadway.

He continued east on SR 62 into Vanderburgh County where he eventually hit two sets of stop sticks near Shuttle Road and again near Fielding Road.

However, authorities say McCool still continued traveling east into Warrick County with damaged tires.

By then, McCool was driving between 30 and 40 mph before continuing north on SR 261 into Boonville and then west on SR 62 toward Chandler.

ISP says McCool lost control while he was on State Street in Chandler and crashed into a ditch at Monroe Avenue.

That’s when they say he got out of his vehicle and ran. Authorities found him about six minutes later in the 500 block of Idaho Street by a K9 unit with the Warrick County Sheriff’s Office.

However, they say he continued to resist arrest and was tased by the Indiana State Police.

McCool was then taken into custody.

Cody McCool.
Cody McCool. (Source: Indiana State Police)

He was taken to the hospital for minor injuries before being taken to the Posey County Jail.

McCool is facing a long list of charges, including criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, resisting, reckless driving and driving while under the influence.

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