Driver arrested after nearly hitting patrol vehicle

ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. -- A man was arrested on multiple charges after nearly hitting a marked patrol car and fleeing from the scene, according to the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office.

Tuesday around 8 p.m. Anthony Bonds, 55, was stopped for a traffic violation on SR 19 at Fieldhouse Avenue after nearly hitting a marked patrol vehicle, reports said.

He fled before stopping at the dead end of Fieldhouse Avenue, deputies said.

Bonds allegedly tested positive for methamphetamine and stimulants.

He was also operating the vehicle with a suspended license, deputies said.

He is facing preliminary charges of driving while suspended with a prior suspension, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, and resisting law enforcement.

He is scheduled for court on March 18.

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