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Elkhart man arrested after allegedly driving 108 mph on US20

ELKHART, Ind. -- An 18-year-old Elkhart man was arrested after allegedly driving 108 miles per hour on US20, and fleeing an Indiana State Police trooper.

A trooper spotted a 2002 Mercedes traveling at 108 mph in a 65 mph zone around 9:15 p.m. on the US 20 bypass near the 91.3 mile marker on Monday.

The trooper caught up with the Mercedes as it left the bypass and traveled south on US33, reports said.

The trooper activated his lights as the car turned onto Shaffer Avenue.

The driver then turned off the vehicle's lights and headed south on CR111, police said.

The driver then continued east on CR20, then turned into a subdivision and stopped on Merrimac Lane after driving through two yards, police said.

Police identified the driver as 18-year-old Veniamin Rumatchik.

Rumatchik was taken into custody on preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement, level 6 felony and reckless driving, class B-misdemeanor and taken to the Elkhart County Jail. Rumatchik also received several traffic citations.

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