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Man Arrested Twice for Recent High Speed Pursuits

(La Porte, IN) - A La Porte man is back in jail for allegedly fleeing police in a vehicle for the second time in recent months.  La Porte County Police said Timothy Hostetler, Jr. was caught speeding on State Road 2 near Fail Road on Saturday night.  Stop sticks flattened one of his tires near Boyd Boulevard.


Police said Hostetler continued to flee on several city streets on the east side of La Porte.  The pursuit ended when the suspect crashed at 18th street and Ridgeland Drive.  Hostetler reportedly climbed into a nearby vehicle but was tasered and taken into custody.  He was charged with auto theft, possession of methamphetamine and other counts.


In September, Hostetler led LaPorte City Police on a high speed chase that ended when he crashed into a tree on Ohio Street.  (Link to previous story on HTNN).

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