Car crashes in yard after high speed chase

Staff reports

TIPP CITY — A New Carlisle man was charged with speeding and operating a vehicle under the influence after a high speed chase through Tipp City on Thursday night.

The driver, James Green, 18 of New Carlisle, was charged with OVI, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, speeding and failure to obey traffic control devices, and failure to comply.

An officer attempted to stop a vehicle traveling 57 mph in a 35 mph zone on Evanston Road near Ginghamsburg Church after midnight Thursday night. The driver, identified as Green, turned onto Curtwood Drive and drove through a residential area with the officer in pursuit at speeds of nearly 70 mph.

Green stopped on Maeghann Court, but took off again for Evanston Road where the officer noted that his cruiser reached 103 mph.

The police reports states that Green was unable to navigate the turn at Evanston and Peters roads, drove through the yard of a home on Peters Road and crashed into a fence on the property.

Officers suspected Green to be driving under the influence of marijuana, but Green refused to submit to field tests.

According to police reports, officers found $650 in cash, 8 grams of marijuana, a marijuana grinder and pipe, and a “hideaway book” containing an empty baggie in his car.