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Driver in Two State Chase Now Charged

(La Porte, IN) - A woman and teenage girl were the ones arrested when a high speed chase ended in La Porte this week.   Shannon Burton, 36, of Elkhart and a 15-year old runaway from Kosciusko County have each been charged.  The charges include resisting law enforcement and possession of drugs like methamphetamine.


According to La Porte County Police, the late Sunday morning pursuit was initially triggered by a theft report from Meijer in Michigan City.  The chase began on U.S 20, then along Interstate 94, and into the state of Michigan.  The pursuit continued back into La Porte County on Indiana 39, returning to eastbound U.S 20 through Rolling Prairie before stop sticks flattened two of the tires on the fleeing vehicle.


Despite flat tires, the vehicle headed toward La Porte on Indiana 2 and continued on the front rims into the city limits, police said.  The vehicle was near Stone Lake when the driver crashed into a parked vehicle at Kentucky and Illinois streets.


Police said the vehicle was reported stolen out of St. Joseph County.  

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