Greensburg man arrested after running from police

Edward E. Brown III. Photo courtesy of North Vernon Police Department.

A Greensburg driver was arrested Saturday, but not before he allegedly ran away from North Vernon police and gave a fake name and birthdate.

According to police reports, officers stopped a vehicle that failed to dim its lights for oncoming traffic at about 2:25 a.m. that morning on North State Street. The officer noticed that the driver appeared impaired. When the driver was ordered out of the vehicle, he complied but then tried to run away into a nearby parking lot., police say.

More officers arrived on the scene and the man was captured. Despite giving false information, police determined that the man was 24-year-old Edward E. Brown III, of Greensburg. Brown turned out to be on home detention and was supposed to be at work at the time of the traffic stop, but he had failed to report that to his detention officer.

He was arrested on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a prior conviction within 5 years, driving with a suspended license, resisting law enforcement and false informing.