Columbus man arrested after running across Interstate 65

Michael A. Sample. Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department.

A Columbus man was arrested after a deputy saw him running across Interstate 65.

According to police reports, the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department deputy was southbound on the interstate between the Columbus and Edinburgh exits at about 6:54 Sunday evening, when he saw a man run across the interstate, crossing in front of oncoming traffic.

The deputy stopped and tried to contact the man, who jumped a fence near County Road 250W and then ran down a driveway before finally stopping.

Sheriff’s department police dog Jari found a capped syringe near the man, who was identified as 29-year-old Michael Sample.

Sample was arrested on preliminary charges of public intoxication, possession of drug-related paraphernalia and obstruction of justice.