FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) -- A 25-year-old man from Fort Wayne was arrested Wednesday night on I-69 in Allen County after he was stopped for allegedly driving a vehicle in excess of 100 miles per hour and for not having a valid driver’s license.
According to Trooper James Bailey, at approximately 11:15 p.m. he was on patrol in his unmarked Dodge Charger and traveling northbound on I-69 near the 312 mile marker. A red passenger vehicle driven by Londay Depree Smith, 25 of Fort Wayne, passed by Bailey, also going northbound at an excessive rate of speed, above and beyond the 65 mile per hour limit in that area.
Bailey was able to get behind the vehicle, purportedly going 110 miles per hour at this time and activated his emergency red and blue lights. The vehicle stopped under the overpass at the I-469 interchange. According to Bailey, he made contact with the verbally belligerent and uncooperative driver who did not have a driver’s license in his possession. It was later determined that Smith’s driving privileges have been suspended for a period of 10 years and the fact that he was driving made that a felony offense under Indiana law.
Smith was taken to and incarcerated in the Allen County Jail, where he continued to exhibit uncooperative and belligerent behavior. The vehicle was released to its owner, who was a passenger at the time. Smith was preliminarily charged with the following:
• Reckless Driving, Class B Misdemeanor
• Habitual Traffic Violator, Class D Felony
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