Seymour man arrested after pursuit causing a string of property damage

A 39-year-old Jackson County man has been arrested after a vehicle pursuit with police that caused a string of property damage.

Michael D. Taylor of Seymour was arrested at 6 p.m. Friday for operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a prior conviction, operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or greater, leaving the scene of a property damage crash, resisting law enforcement and resisting law enforcement in a vehicle.

The incident that led to Taylor’s arrest began after a K-9 officer with the Seymour Police Department attempted to stop the driver of a 2006 Ford Mustang for driving on the wrong side of the road in the 700 block of West Fifth Street, according to a news release from Lt. C.J. Foster.

He said when the K-9 officer attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver accelerated and refused to stop. During the pursuit, the motorist, later identified as Taylor, struck a stop sign, a fire hydrant and three parked vehicles before the driver fled on foot. Patrol officers located the driver shortly after fleeing on foot.

The amount of damage to city property and all vehicles is currently not known, Foster said.