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Arrest in High Speed Chase

(La Porte County, IN) - An arrest was made during a high-speed chase that grabbed the attention of some La Porte County residents yesterday afternoon.


So far, police have not released details, but it appears the chase ended when the suspect crashed into a pole in the New Carlisle area. Indications are the chase started in the La Porte area then went several miles to the north and east.


Kelsey Miles operates a daycare center where she lives on 1000 North near 750 East. Miles and the children were outside when the chase went by her residence at an alarming speed. 


Miles' barking dogs acted like they wanted to chase after the vehicles, and her pet peacocks began squealing and flew into the trees. Miles said her half-dozen daycare kids ages six and under liked seeing the police pursuit.


"They were all really excited. They thought it was cool. They were kind of like, hey, what's going on, jumping and hey look at the cars," Miles said.

Richard Percifield of Rolling Prairie was heading home from work when he encountered the chase on 300 East near 1000 North. He nearly collided with the oncoming suspect, who was hogging the road, and veered right to avoid what he described as a "junky looking truck."


"I straddled the edge of the road with my car, and he misses me going past me at a high rate of speed at about two or three feet away from me," Percifield said.

He said what looked like a parade of police vehicles then soared past him.


We'll provide more details about the chase once they're released by law enforcement. 

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