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LaPorte Man Captured in Pursuit

(LaPorte County, IN) - A LaPorte man was captured following a high-speed chase from the Michigan City area this morning. The pursuit ended in the city of LaPorte. LaPorte County Police say a call about a man trying to run a woman off Interstate 94 triggered the chase about 1:30 a.m.

Police say stop sticks flattened the suspect’s tires near State Road 2 and 150 East.


The vehicle stopped on E. Lincolnway near Whitehead Road. Police say the driver refused to get out until chemicals were placed in the vehicle. He was then taken into custody. 40-year-old Paco Libra was being held on multiple counts including resisting law enforcement.

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