Driver Clocked At 103 MPH In 50 MPH Zone

Posted On June 15, 2012

(Rush County, Ind.) – An Indiana State Police trooper assigned to busting dangerous drivers did just that by stopping an Oldenburg man doing 103 MPH in a 50 MPH zone.


Friday morning around 7:30 a.m., Pendleton Trooper Chris Yeend was working crash reduction on a rural section of State Road 244, west of State Road 3 in Rush County, in his unmarked Dodge Charger.  Police say that This section of narrow highway is known to be treacherous, as there are numerous hills, no shoulders, and on occassion Amish buggies.


As Yeend traveled east and approached the area of County Road 400 West, he saw a west bound car coming at him at an obvious high rate of speed.


Yeend clocked the vehicle at 103, turned on the car and attempted to catch up.  After more than a couple miles he was able to catch and stop the black 2002 Mustang driven by Robert Dunham. 


Further investigation revealed Dunham, 36, was Operating as a Habitual Traffic Violator with his driving privileges Suspended for Life.


Dunham was arrested and lodged in the Rush County Jail for operating as a Habitual Traffic Violator, Suspended for Life (Class C felony) and Reckless Driving Excessive Speed (Class B misdemeanor) with bond set at $3,000.