Driver of minivan arrested after driving through pasture, fleeing deputies

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Independence County Detective Zach Bailey responded to a call to North Charlotte Road Saturday in reference to a black minivan driving through a pasture and around a residence.

Bailey spotted the minivan traveling north in the 400 block of North Charlotte Road and used his emergency lights and siren to attempt a stop. The minivan did not stop, according to Bailey’s report, but kept going for several miles until it pulled into a driveway in the 2600 block of Antioch Road.

The driver, identified in the incident report as Robert G. Hoosier, 38, was taken into custody. Hoosier’s wife came out of the residence and told authorities she did not know why her husband would flee from authorities. She said he had been helping a friend move since the day before.

Hoosier was taken to jail and was issued a citation for fleeing, driving left of center, and driving an unsafe vehicle. The windshield was busted, and it appeared the driver’s side of the vehicle had been in an accident.

The owner of the pasture and residence was to check on Sunday to see if any damage had occurred to the property and report back to the Independence County Sheriff’s Department.

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