Greenwood Man Charged for Police Chase Leading to Injuries
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.