(La Porte, IN) - Several drivers were forced off the road during a police chase in La Porte’s downtown area around 1 p.m. on Wednesday.
La Porte County Police said Travis Florer, 34, was stopped for going the wrong way on a one-way street, pulled over at Jefferson Avenue and Jackson Street only to allegedly take off a short time later in his 1991 Chevy pick-up truck.
There were a number of near collisions with oncoming vehicles as Florer ran traffic lights and stop signs, still headed the wrong way against eastbound-only motorists, per authorities. Eventually, he reportedly pulled into and came to a stop in a parking lot in the 800 block of Indiana Avenue.
After quickly being handcuffed, Florer claimed he didn't know why he had fled and exhibited signs of possible mental health issues.
The Michigan City area man was charged with Resisting Law Enforcement and Reckless Driving. There was nothing illegal found in his vehicle.