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Frigid police chase ends in arrest

By Marissa E. Lane, Staff Writer

A local man led the Union County Sheriff's Department deputies on a chase on Wednesday, Dec. 27, that resulted in an OWI charge.

According to the press release from the Union County Sheriff Office, Deputy Eric VanWinkle tried to pull over a driver for speeding on U.S. 27 around 9:25 p.m on Dec. 27. The driver was Nathan Hannebaum, of Liberty.

Hannebaum did not stop the vehicle, instead turning the vehicle's lights off and driving through several fields to evade VanWinkle. Hannebaum later fled on foot. The Sheriff Office and Liberty Police Department set up a perimeter around the area in an attempt to take Hannebaum into custody.

According to Sheriff Dale Dishmond, Hannebaum was in custody just before 10 p.m. on the railroad tracks near Dollar General.

Hannebaum was taken into custody and charged with operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content of more than .15 percent, OWI with a prior conviction within five years, operating while intoxicated (OWI), OWI endangerment, fleeing by use of vehicle, resisting law enforcement, and reckless driving. The vehicle was returned to Hannebaum. Bond was set at $20,000.






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