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Charges Against Race Car-Like Driver

(La Porte County, IN) - A La Porte County Police Officer must have felt like he was being lapped in the Indianapolis 500.


According to police, the deputy traveling 70 miles per hour was passed from behind Saturday night on U.S 30 near Hanna. The officer stepped on the gas to try and pull over the suspect already with his pedal to the medal.


At one point, the officer was traveling over 120 mph but falling further behind the westbound suspect, who was ignoring his flashing lights and siren. After nearly colliding with a pick-up truck at U.S. 30 and U.S. 421 in Wanatah, the driver finally stopped.


26-year-old Syed Sohel from Chicago was charged with reckless driving and having never received a license. He was also ticketed for the speed violation.


According to police, Sohel did not seem concerned about how fast he traveled and had a license, but it was from his native India.

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