An Etna Green was arrested after leading police on a pursuit that began in Nappanee and then crashing into an in-ground pool in Leesburg Thursday morning.
Geoffery E. Riddle, 35, of 9462 N. Ind. 19, #38, Etna Green, was traveling south in his maroon 2006 Buick Lucerne at the intersection of South Rowland Avenue and School Street during a police pursuit when the Buick ran off the road to the left at about 7:28 a.m. Thursday, according to a Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office accident report.
The Buick continued to travel east through the yard at 401 S. Rowland Ave., and then turned north. The vehicle then collided head-on with a wooden privacy fence, continuing north and falling into an in-ground pool.
Riddle was later detained by the pursuing agencies, including KCSO, Nappanee Police Department and Warsaw Police Department. His injuries from the accident were unknown, the report states.
The Elkhart County Correctional Complex website lists Riddle’s bail amount as $50,000 and the charges against him as resisting law enforcement, resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, motor vehicle - leaving the scene of a crash, reckless driving, and two counts of controlled substance - possession of marijuana/hash oil/hashish.
The Buick sustained heavy damage and had to be removed from the in-ground pool. The removal of the vehicle from the pool caused damage to the yard and irrigation system at the address.
The fence, pool and other property are owned by William D. Jones, 401 S. Rowland Ave., Leesburg, according to the report.
The vehicle was towed by Crouse’s Towing due to disabling damage.
Damage was estimated at $50,000 to $100,000.