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Chase Ends with Crash in Downtown

(La Porte, IN) - A police chase ended with a crash in downtown La Porte yesterday afternoon.


Two men fled from the vehicle but were arrested during a foot pursuit. The fleeing vehicle struck a building about 3:30 p.m. at Lincolnway and Clay Street. 


La Porte Police Chief Paul Brettin said a state police trooper was pursuing. Brettin said he got involved when the oncoming chase went past him in the area of Lincolnway and Audley Street on the city’s east side.


One of the men was apprehended about 10 minutes later in an alley between State and Washington streets. The driver was captured somewhere to the north of the crash scene.


“The trooper got the driver and our department caught the passenger,” Brettin said.

The building hit by the vehicle houses The Country Caterers. State Police said the chase happened when the driver failed to pull over for a traffic violation on State Road 2 near Rolling Prairie. The names of the suspects have not been released.

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