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Arrest Follows Lengthy Pursuit

(La Porte County, IN) - An arrest was made following a high speed chase in La Porte County over the weekend. Police said Brett Steel, 23, of Valparaiso was traveling at a high rate of speed n the area of U.S. 35 and Boyd Boulevard just outside La Porte when he passed a sheriff's deputy.


Deputy Jonathon Sikorski paced the speed of the vehicle at 75 to 80 miles per hour.


An attempt was made to make a traffic stop, but the southbound driver kept going and, eventually, turned westbound on U.S. 6.  The pursuit continued on 900 West and Indiana 2 then northbound on U.S 421. The vehicle finally stopped in the area of 200 North and Shebel Road.


Police said Steel is charged with Level 6 Felony Resisting Law Enforcement and Class B Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana.



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