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Driver in Chase Crash is a Teenager

(La Porte County, IN) - The driver who allegedly flipped a van while being chased by police was teenager.


Michigan City Police identified the suspect as a 17 year old from Michigan City.


According to police, the Sunday afternoon chase began when the driver struck a police vehicle in Michigan City on Broadway St.


Instead of pulling over, police said the driver accelerated and the officer whose vehicle he struck went after him.


The high speed chase went from the east side of Michigan City to the City of La Porte and was heading back toward Michigan City when the van crashed.


The vehicle flipped on Johnson Road near 300 North after the driver veered around a pair of stop sticks at high speed, police said.


Police said parts of a firearm along with ammunition were found and so was evidence of drug



The name of the driver was not released because of the suspect being a juvenile.


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