Pursuit ends in Seymour with arrest of Illinois man

A man’s apparent unwillingness to wait for an officer to finish writing him a citation for speeding north of Seymour earned himself a trip to jail Friday night.

The incident that led to the arrest of Alexander J. Mark, 29, of Wheaton, Illinois, began when Indiana State Patrol Trooper Matt Holley attempted to stop Mark for speeding as he drove south on Interstate 65 near the

57-mile marker.

Mark, who was driving a black 2003 BMW, finally pulled over near the 54-mile marker, Holley said of the incident, which began at about 7 p.m.

At that time, Holley obtained Mark’s license and registration and said he was in the process of writing a citation for speeding when Mark pulled away and continued south on the interstate, according to a news release from Senior Trooper Tommy Walker.

Holley said he pursued Mark south on the interstate with speeds reaching more than 90 miles per hour before Mark left the interstate at the Seymour exit at U.S. 50 (Tipton Street).

At that point, Seymour

officers were able to help block Mark’s vehicle and stop it at Tipton Street and Sandy Creek Drive. Mark was arrested on a Level 6 felony charge of resisting law enforcement. He also faces an additional Class A misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana after it was found during a search of his vehicle after his arrest.

Mark was booked into the Jackson County Jail after

the incident.