NORTH VERNON, Ind. – Police in southern Indiana say it was fortunate that a tank of anhydrous ammonia hidden in a car trunk didn't rupture when the driver crashed while fleeing officers.
Jennings County sheriff's Maj. Jerry Shepherd said the 44-year-old driver faces felony charges of illegal possession of anhydrous ammonia and resisting arrest from the chase.
Shepherd told The Republic (http://bit.ly/1a6k4CG) that deputies didn't suspect when they tried to pull the man over on Friday that his car was carrying a tank of the farm fertilizer often used to make methamphetamine. The chase lasted about a mile along rural roads outside North Vernon before the crash.
Shepherd said a rupture of the tank would've caused a serious health threat in the area.