Illinois man arrested after alleged police chase

Photo courtesy: La Porte County Sheriff's Office Photo courtesy: La Porte County Sheriff's Office
LA PORTE COUNTY, Ind. – One person was arrested after allegedly leading police on a chase early Monday morning, the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office reported.

At 2:11 a.m., a New Carlisle Police Officer was trying to stop a vehicle traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of S.R. 2 in the area of C.R. 900 East, reports said.

A deputy with the Sheriff’s Office became involved in the pursuit near U.S. 20 and C.R. 350 East.

The escaping vehicle avoided two sets of tire deflation devices at U.S. 20 and Fail Road and at U.S. 20 and U.S. 35, deputies said.

The vehicle merged onto I-94, avoiding another tire deflation device at the 34-mile marker, reports said.

At the 25-mile marker, the driver’s side front tire of the vehicle struck a tire deflation device, causing the tire to begin to fall off the rim.

The vehicle continued along I-94 and near the 22-mile marker, the vehicle spun out in front of a Sergeant and struck the driver’s side of his patrol vehicle, deputies said.

The driver, identified as 36-year-old Michael Flagg of Chicago, was removed from the vehicle and taken to the La Porte County Jail where he is being held on a $755 cash bond, reports said.

Flagg faces charges for resisting law enforcement, criminal recklessness, and reckless driving, deputies said.

Flagg and the Sergeant were not injured during the crash.

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