Shortly after 7:30 a.m., Indiana State Police Trooper Tim Rader saw a 2002 Yamaha motorcycle traveling southbound on State Road 59 just north of the Clay/Parke County Line at a high rate of speed. After clocking the motorcycle at 76mph in a 55mph zone with a radar gun, Rader activated his emergency lights and siren to stop the motorcycle.
But the driver refused to stop.
The trooper allegedly pulled his cruiser along side the cycle, motioning for the driver to pull over. Although the driver nodded yes, Rader reported the driver continued southbound on SR 59 with a maximum speed of 65mph.
ISP Trooper Shilo Raulston and CCSD Deputy Josh Krause arrived at the intersection of SR 59 and Hendricks Street as the driver decided to pull over in the parking lot of Brazil Citgo North, 1100 N Forest Ave.
Because of his strange behavior, Derek Mullis, 20, Rockville, was transported to St. Vincent Clay Hospital for a blood alcohol test.
Mullis was later taken into custody and transported to the Parke County Jail on preliminary charges of operating while intoxicated (controlled substance), traffic citations for speeding (76 mph in a 55 mph zone) and no motorcycle endorsement on his driver's license.
Placed on a $7,000 cash bond only, Mullis is in jail awaiting formal arraignment per the Parke County court calendar.