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High Speed Chase Suspect: "I'm Too Scared, High, and Drunk to Stop"

A man is behind bars on Friday afternoon after leading police agencies on a 42-mile, 50-minute pursuit.

According to the Boone County Sheriff's Office, the pursuit began at the 6.6 mile marker on I-275 and ended in Corinth. Five different police agencies were involved. 

Jeremy Carf, 37, of Aurora, Indiana, was ultimately taken into custody.

At 5 a.m. Friday, Boone Deputy Drew Christian observed a Dodge Caravan going 90-miles per hour in a 65 MPH zone, and attempted to stop the driver on eastbound I-275. At first, Carf began to slow his van but then he sped up and continued on. Speed during the chase ranged from 40 to 80 miles per hour. He avoided stop sticks on I-75 southbound twice.

As the pursuit headed through Williamstown, Carf called Boone County Dispatch and said that he was scared to stop because he was high, drunk, and had just broken up with his girlfriend.

A dispatcher was able to get him to stop in Corinth.

Carf is charged with speeding, reckless driving, fleeing or evading police, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and operating a motot vehicle on suspended or revoked license. He also had an outstanding warrant in Boone County for flagrant non-support.

Carf is now in the Boone County Detention Center.

-Staff report

Photo: Jeremy Carf (via Boone Co. Sheriff's Office)