Chandler police chase ends with crash


An Evansville man led Chandler police on a chase that ended in a wreck in Evansville last weekend.

Chandler Police said an officer attempted to pull over Reanell A. Dixon, 43, of Evansville, just before 11:30 p.m. on Sunday night after he was seen driving a vehicle westbound on State Road 62 near Gardner Road in Chandler without headlights on. When officers attempted to stop Dixon, he sped away from the officers at speeds more than 100 miles per hour.

According to a release, Newburgh Police, Evansville Police, Warrick County Sheriff's Office and Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office came to the aid of the Chandler Police as the chase continued into Vanderburgh County. The chase came to an end in the 1700 block of South Boeke Road when Dixon lost control of the vehicle, crashed through a fence and struck another parked vehicle.

Dixon fled on foot, but was apprehended minutes later by an Evansville Police K9 unit. He was later transported to the hospital for treatment.

The release also stated that Chandler Police Officer Mike Mitchell was also involved in a resulting crash at the intersection of Boeke Road and Covert Avenue during the pursuit, but was uninjured. The driver in the second crash was also issued a citation by Evansville Police for operating a vehicle without receiving a driver's license before being transported to the hospital to be check out after the wreck.

According to the release, Dixon has an active misdemeanor warrant for his arrest in Vanderburgh County and officers located narcotics after he was apprehended. The vehicle Dixon was driving was reported stolen an hour before the pursuit began.

Dixon is now facing charges in Warrick County including resisting law enforcement in a vehicle, criminal recklessness, reckless driving and driving while suspended with a prior suspension. He may also face additional charges in Vanderburgh County.

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