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Greenwood Man Charged for Police Chase Leading to Injuries

12/9/2013


Derrick Means (photo courtesy Greenwood Police Dept.)

A Greenwood man faces numerous charges after leading police on a chase which left two people with life-threatening injuries last month.

Greenwood Police say officers attempted to pull over 30-year-old Derrick Means on a suspicion of DUI.  Means initially stopped but then sped off and crashed into a car at the intersection of Madison Avenue and Main Street in downtown Greenwood.

The driver of the eastbound car, 35-year-old Michael Brown of Noblesville and his front seat passenger, 35-year-old Vestina Grenzow were both taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital with life-threatening injuries.  Grenzow has since been released but Brown remains in the hospital in critical condition.  Grenzow's six-year-old child was in the back seat but was not injured.

Means suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the crash.  It was later determined that Means had a blood-alcohol content of .243%, over three times the legal limit.

Means faces felony charges of OWI with a prior conviction within five years resulting in serious bodily injury, resisting law enforcement causing serious bodily injury and criminal recklessness with a motor vehicle.  He also faces a misdemeanor of reckless driving.  He's being held in the Johnson County Jail on $72,000 bond.

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