From the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department –
On October 3, 2021, approximately 3:22 a.m., Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to SR 7 in reference to a possible impaired driver.
Deputies located the suspect vehicle, a Ford pickup truck, as it approached Columbus city limits.
Deputies initiated a traffic stop near the intersection of Marr Road and State Street. The driver slowed but rolled to a stop in a nearby parking lot.
While speaking with the driver, identified as Christopher John Taskey, 44, Seymour, BCSO Sergeant Andrew Dougan observed methamphetamine on Taskey’s person; however, Mr. Taskey ingested the suspected methamphetamine.
Taskey was transported to Columbus Regional Hospital for evaluation. After being released, he was taken to the Bartholomew County Jail on preliminary charges involving allegations of:
Obstruction of Justice
Resisting law enforcement
He remains in BCJ in lieu of $12,500 bond. Additional charges may be forthcoming.
Primary Deputy: Sergeant Dougan
Assisting Deputies: Sergeant Gary Knoef, Deputy Matt Bush, Deputy Brandon Sellers
Other Agencies on Scene: CRH EMS