Press release: Bloomington Trooper Arrests Man Following Pursuit

The following press release was sent to the Bloomington by the Indiana State Police Thursday: 


     Sergeant Michael Wood
     Public Information Officer

May 12, 2022

Bloomington Trooper Arrests Man Following Pursuit

Greene County – On Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at approximately 4:50 p.m., Trooper Caleb Garvin was patrolling I-69 around the 97 Mile Marker when he observed a white     Lexus SUV traveling north at a high rate of speed. Trooper Garvin was able to confirm his suspicions of the vehicle’s excessive speed by utilizing his radar that the vehicle was traveling 103-mph in a 70-mph zone. As Garvin attempted to stop the white 2018 Lexus SUV. The male driver, later identified to be Brian Anthony Hauke, failed to stop for Trooper Garvin and continued northbound on I-69 at a high rate of speed as it entered Monroe County.

Garvin continued to pursue the vehicle as it exited south on SR 37 where it lost control and crashed onto the shoulder striking a large rock embankment. The vehicle then continued onto SR 37 and came to a stop near Victor Pike due to traffic at the intersection.

Hauke then exited his vehicle and continued to elude Trooper Garvin by running away. Trooper     Garvin continued to give commands for Hauke to stop until he was able to catch and detain the subject, which resulted in Garvin injuring his shoulder until other officers arrived to place Hauke under arrest.

Hauke was found to be driving on a suspended license and having outstanding warrants for his arrest out of Hamilton, Hancock, and Marion counties. He also displayed characteristics of being impaired and admitted to consuming controlled substances for several days prior to the incident. Hauke and Trooper Garvin were both transported to local hospitals and a search warrant was applied for, and granted, for search of Hauke’s vehicle and his blood to determine impairment.

Once Hauke was     released from the hospital, he was transported to the Greene County Jail and arrested for the following preliminary charges,

Brian Anthony Hauke,     48, Pendleton, Indiana

  • Resisting Law Enforcement          with a Vehicle – Level 6 Felony
  • Possession of          Methamphetamine – Level 6 Felony
  • OVWI- Controlled Substance          with a Prior – Level 6 Felony
  • Reckless Driving – Class C          Misdemeanor
  • Driving w/Suspended w/Prior          Charge – Class C Misdemeanor
  • Possession Paraphernalia –          Class C Misdemeanor
  • Resisting Law Enforcement –          Class C Misdemeanor

All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

An arrest photo may be obtained from the Greene County Jail.

Trooper Garvin was assisted by Sergeant Mundy, Trooper Klun, and his K-9 partner Loki, Trooper McBride, Indiana Conservation Officers, Monroe County Sheriffs Department, Bloomington Police Department, IU Health Ambulance Service, Perry Clear Creek Fire Department, and Kens Westside Towing.



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