Google Street View car involved in a 100mph police chase before crashing into a creek
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A Google Street View car has crashed into a creek after being involved in a 100mph (160km/h) police chase.
On July 31, a police officer in Middletown, Indiana, noticed a Google Street View car speeding and overtaking other vehicles on Route 36, near a local high school in the small rural town.
According to a media release from Middletown Police Department, Chief Landon J. Dean determined the car was driving at over 100 miles per hour.
When the vehicle passed him, he realised it was a Google Street View car, as several 360 degree cameras were mounted on a tall antenna on top of the car.
Dean pursued the vehicle and caught up with it on the 8500 block of West US 36, but the driver refused to stop.
"The vehicle continued for several miles into Madison County. The Google Vehicle slowed down at the intersection of State Road 109 and US 36 due to red light and then continued through the red light," the media release reads.
The car then attempted to turn south just east of Pendleton, Indiana, where it lost control and drove through a yard and then into a creek where it became stuck.
The driver was then escorted out of the vehicle and placed into custody.
The driver, identified as Coleman Ferguson, told Dean he worked for Google was 'scared to stop'.
Ferguson was then transported to Henry Community Health Hospital in New Castle for medical clearance and then to the Henry County Jail where he was arrested for Resisting Law Enforcement with a vehicle, which is a Level 6 Felony.
Google said in a statement to Insider: "We partner with contractors to drive and collect imagery.
"We take the safety of our Street View operations very seriously, and we're committed to working with the contracted company and local authorities to ensure the proper actions are taken to address this situation."