Chicago man tries to evade police in Fulton County

FULTON COUNTY, Ind. -- On Tuesday night, a Fulton County Sheriff's deputy initiated a routine traffic stop near 500 S. and US31 in Fulton County, but during the stop, the driver sped away causing officers pursue the vehicle.

At around 10:51 p.m. last night, Fulton County Sheriff K-9 Deputy Ryan Utter stopped a vehicle driven by 36-year-old Derrich Moore Jr. of Chicago, for traffic infractions.

Police say that while Utter was speaking with him, Moore took off from the stop and drove at a high rate of speed reaching over 110 mph. Deputy Utter pursued the vehicle as it continued south into Miami County.

There, deputies from Miami County and the Indiana State Police deployed stop sticks, which the vehicle ran over, causing it to slow before Moore drove into the median near US31 and 100 N.

Moore was arrested and taken to Woodlawn Hospital for medical clearance before being lodged in the Fulton County Jail.

He is preliminarily charged with Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle, Operating a Vehicle Never Having Received a License, Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated with Endangerment, Reckless Driving, Aggressive Driving, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Narcotic Drug, and Criminal Recklessness, as well as receiving several traffic citations.

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