Woman arrested after high-speed chase

A woman was arrested in Whiteland after leading police on a high-speed chase that started in Bartholomew County.

Loniesha Dycus Mays, 23, Indianapolis, was arrested on charges of resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, reckless driving, driving while suspended with a prior infraction and operating a motor vehicle without ever receiving a license.

About 2:55 a.m. Sunday, a Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office deputy stopped a vehicle for speeding on U.S. 31, near Interstate 65. The deputy smelled marijuana in the vehicle, according to a sheriff’s department news release. Deputies asked the driver and passenger to get out of the vehicle. The passenger, Mays, ran around the car, got into the driver’s seat and sped away. The pursuit reached speeds of more than 90 mph on I-65 and was terminated because it was considered a risk of life and property, and deputies already knew who the driver was.

About a half hour later, Whiteland police located the vehicle at a truck stop off I-65.

Mays was arrested and taken to the Bartholomew County Jail, where she was released on $18,000 bond, according to jail records.