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La Porte Area Chase Ends in Porter County

(La Porte, IN) - A seat belt violation led to a high speed chase from near Springville into Porter County.


La Porte County Police said it was about 10 a.m. Sunday when the officer stopped the vehicle for a seat belt violation.


A computer check revealed the driver had a suspended license.


At one point, police said the driver put the vehicle back into gear and stepped on the gas pedal westbound on Interstate 94.


The SUV was chased into Porter County where it ended when stop sticks flattened the tires on the vehicle near Burns Harbor, police said.


Mareon Williams, 32, of Chicago was arrested for resisting law enforcement and allegedly having about a quarter ounce of marijuana in the vehicle.


Police said he was also cited for allegedly not wearing a seat belt and driving on a suspended license.

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