Driver arrested after two-county chase

Photo courtesy of Indiana State Police.
Richard Romandine III. Photo courtesy of Indiana State Police.

A Greencastle man is under arrest, accused of fleeing from Indiana State Police after an attempted traffic stop on Interstate 65 in Bartholomew County early Thursday morning.

State police report that they tried to stop a speeding vehicle heading southbound just south of the Columbus exit at about 12:25 a.m. Thursday morning, but the driver sped away.

Seymour police dropped a tire-deflating device in front of the vehicle at U.S. 50 and the vehicle came to a stop a few miles down the highway.

Troopers report that the vehicle was not properly registered and the driver, 39-year-old Richard Romandine III, had a suspended license. A search of the car also revealed marijuana and drug paraphernalia, police report.

Romandine was arrested on preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement in a vehicle, reckless driving, driving while suspended, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Additional charges are possible, police say.