Behthany man faces drug DUI after police chase - Herald & Review

DECATUR – Lindy Hollgarth, 44, of Bethany was arrested on a charge of aggravated driving under the influence, after he drove at a high rate of speed through residential streets while in a cocaine-induced fog and crashed into a tree. Hollgarth was sentenced to two years in prison in 2012 in connection with a similar incident, in which he fled from police at high speeds while three children were in the vehicle, left the roadway and flipped the vehicle several times. Wednesday, Decatur patrol officer Ryan Strebing saw a Chevrolet Malibu traveling north on College Street, then turn east on Leafland Avenue, then south on Union Street, apparently in response to seeing his patrol car. “The vehicle was traveling at greater than reasonable speeds in a residential neighborhood and endangered the safety of any person or property,” Strebing wrote in an affidavit. As Strebing tried to keep pace with the vehicle, it left the roadway once and Hollgarth drove without headlights, in an apparent attempt to elude the officer. After losing sight of the vehicle a couple of times, Strebing saw it driving through the alley north of King Street, then north on Dunham Avenue. “The driver of the Malibu lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree at the end of North Dunham Avenue at Leafland Avenue,” the affidavit said. During a police interview, he said he was “high as (expletive)” and “floating” as he drove. Source: