Driver wearing body armor arrested after allegedly leading police on chase

LA PORTE COUNTY, Ind. – A driver was arrested on Monday morning after allegedly police on a pursuit while wearing body armor, Indiana State Police reported.

At 2 a.m., a state trooper was patrolling I-80/94 when he tried to stop a black Chevrolet Equinox for speeding.

The vehicle allegedly failed to stop and a chase began, police reported.

The chase continued east where officers put stop sticks at multiple locations, deflating the vehicle’s tires.

The driver eventually stopped at the 41.5 mile-marker in La Porte County once the vehicle became completely disabled.

The driver and passenger were taken into custody.

During the arrest, troopers discovered that the passenger had a loaded .40 caliber handgun, reports said.

The driver of the vehicle was wearing body armor at the time of the arrest, according to reports.

Both the driver and passenger were taken to the Lake County Jail for processing.

The driver, identified as 47-year-old Ronnie Hill from Harvey, Illinois, faces the following charges:

  • Resisting law enforcement with a vehicle
  • Wearing body armor while committing a felony
  • Reckless driving

The passenger, identified as 26-year-old Antwonne Strong from Dolton, Illinois, is being held for possession of a handgun no permit.

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