According to the Indiana State Police, two men attempted to eat marijuana while leading a state trooper on a high-speed chase Monday around 2:30 p.m. in Daviess County.
Trooper Russ Johnson was patrolling with radar along U.S. 50 in Daviess County near the White River when he says a vehicle whizzed by going 93 mph. The speed limit is 60 mph along that stretch of road.
Trooper Johnson attempted to pull over the driver, later identified as Christian Jose Del Valle Maldonado, but he kept driving at a high rate of speed.
The vehicle continued eastbound on U.S. 50 before heading turning onto South County Road 300 West, where the driver stopped.
The trooper arrested the driver, Maldonado, and the passenger Josue L. Rodriguez, without incident.
Trooper Johnson says it appears both men were in the process of eating marijuana at the time of their arrest.
Maldonado faces a felony resisting law enforcement charge and a felony maintaining a common nuisance charge. He also faces charges for not having a license, possession of marijuana, and reckless driving.
The passenger, Rodriguez, is preliminarily charged with visiting a common nuisance and possession of marijuana.