Louisville man arrested after being accused of fleeing crash, police

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (WAVE) – A Louisville man has been arrested on multiple charges, according to the Indiana State Police.

Sgt. Matt Marshall received information from Clark County officials that an SUV had hit a semi-truck on Interstate 65 near Memphis, Indiana, around 6:30 p.m., according to the ISP.

The driver of the semi-truck reported that the SUV was driving on the median and tried to pass him. The semi driver then said the SUV hit the semi’s trailer and drove off with a flat tire before spinning.

Shortly after Marshall saw the Jeep Cherokee spark while driving, according to the release.

When the marshals tried to stop the Jeep, it continued driving, turning back and forth from its right shoulder to the right lane, riding over its right shoulder and passing another semi.

The ISP said the Jeep is on the run and is now steaming from under the hood.

Trooper Taylor Wolf then deployed the Stop Stick tire deflation device that Jeep later hit.

According to the ISP, the driver fled after the jeep stopped, but was quickly taken into custody after officers found him lying behind a shed.

The driver was identified as Tyler Tweedy, 29, of Louisville.

Following an investigation, authorities said they suspected Tweedy was affected.

According to ISP, Tweedy was transferred to Clark Memorial Hospital for a blood draw before being taken into custody at Clark County Jail.

According to the release, Tweedy has been charged with:

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol (OWI) within 7 years – Level 6 felony
  • OWI Hazard – Class A Misdemeanor
  • Vehicle Resisting Law Enforcement – Level 6 Felony
  • Vehicle Criminal Recklessness – Level 6 Felony
  • Possession of a Syringe – Level 6 Felony
  • Possession of Controlled Substances – Class A Misdemeanor
  • Reckless Driving – Class A Misdemeanor
  • Leaving the scene of a property damage accident – Class B misdemeanor.

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