La Porte Co. deputies arrest driver after brief pursuit, crash

LA PORTE COUNTY, Ind. -- A driver was arrested Tuesday morning after leading a deputy on a pursuit and slid off the snow-covered roads, according to the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office.

At 6:30 a.m. a deputy was traveling west on SR 2 when a vehicle exited a business, crossed SR 2 and south onto J Street, reports said.

The deputy had to stop in the road to avoid crashing into the vehicle, reports said.

The deputy followed the vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle, but the driver did not stop.

Deputies said the vehicle continued west on SR 2 and disregarded a traffic signal at Andrew Avenue.

After terminating the pursuit, the deputy watched the vehicle enter the curve at SR 2 and 18th Street, spin out and go off the road, reports said.

The driver, Timothy Thomas, was taken into custody.

Thomas is facing preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement and aggressive driving.

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