A Goshen teenager was arrested Sunday morning after police say he led them on a chase both on his motorcycle and on foot.
Brett Michael King was arrested just after midnight Sunday, Aug. 31, on preliminary felony charges of operating while intoxicated with a prior conviction and resisting arrest and preliminary misdemeanor charges of reckless driving at a high rate of speed, underage drinking and resisting arrest, according to a news release from the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department.
The 19-year-old was driving a motorcycle south on C.R. 21 near C.R. 14 when a sheriff’s deputy attempted to pull him over for speeding, the news release said. King attempted to speed away from the officer and crashed his motorcycle into an embankment near the intersection of C.R. 21 and C.R. 18, where he abandoned the motorcycle and began running from police.
The officer caught up with King and arrested him after a short chase, the news release said. The officer also found King to be intoxicated. Chemical testing showed that he had a 0.113 blood alcohol content level.
King refused medical treatment at the scene but was later treated and released from a local hospital and booked at the Elkhart County Jail.