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Empty Handed in Dirt Bike Chase

(La Porte, IN) - The driver of a dirt bike style motorcycle outran the police during a weekend chase in La Porte.


According to La Porte County Police, a patrol officer spotted the driver performing a wheelie on Lincolnway near Archie’s restaurant about 1:30 a.m. on Saturday.


The officer tried making a traffic stop after noticing the vehicle on two wheels had no license plate.


Police said the driver fled westbound on Lincolnway at more than 70 miles per hour then veered onto 1st St. and southbound on Weller Ave.


The driver turned eastbound just north of the tracks and accelerated while traveling through some rocks where the officer discontinued the chase.


A short time later, police said the officer noticed the dirt bike style motorcycle coming back westbound on the tracks then southbound behind Northwest Health.  The driver then went eastbound in the westbound lanes of Lincolnway.


La Porte Police were then notified but the motorcycle was not located. 


Police are hoping footage from the officer’s body camera will provide clues leading to the identity of the driver.

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