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May 5, 2014

Man accused of leading police on high-speed chase released on bail

ALEXANDRIA — A man injured after leading police on a pursuit around the northern part of the county on Saturday was booked and released on Sunday morning.

Kevin L. Miller, 39, of Alexandria was taken to Madison County Jail about 6 a.m. Sunday after being treated for injuries at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital. He was released on $5,000 bond about five hours later, according to jail records.

Miller faces a preliminary charge of resisting law enforcement, a Class D felony, for the reckless incident on Saturday, though more charges could be pending, according to Alexandria Chief of Police Brian Burnett. Officers found beer cans, a bottle half-full of whiskey and prescription pill bottles in the yellow Ford Mustang that Miller was driving during the chase. The vehicle itself was badly damaged.

According to previous reports, Alexandria police officer Joe Heath was at the corner of Clinton and Washington streets waiting to meet a Summitville officer when he heard dispatchers report a vehicle traveling over 100 mph in his area. Summitville units caught up with the vehicle at the intersection of Indiana 28 and Indiana 9 and began pursuing the Mustang south on Lincoln Street.

The vehicle jumped a foot-high curb and sped between two houses. The car smashed through trees and bushes before colliding with a parked car in a nearby driveway.

Both airbags deployed in the Mustang and Miller was knocked unconscious. Heath and fellow Alexandria officer Tom Everett hauled Miller from the vehicle for fear it might catch fire. They administered first aid to him before he was transported by ambulance to the hospital.

Burnett said it’s amazing the pursuit wasn’t more devastating. He said there was only about 20 to 30 feet separating the houses the car split between.

“Lincoln Street has several kids that live and play out there. The timing was rather fortunate that no one was outside,” Burnett said.

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