Teen driver arrested after chase with state trooper

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. – A teen driver was arrested Monday night after allegedly leading an Indiana State Trooper on a chase in South Bend, Indiana State Police reported.

At 10 p.m. Monday night, a state trooper saw a black 2006 Acura driving nearly 30 miles per hour above the speed limit on Cleveland Road, near Portage Avenue, reports said.

The trooper got behind the Acura as it was turning south onto Bendix Drive. The trooper then saw the Acura speed up and begin to illegally pass traffic on Bendix Drive, reports said.

The trooper turned on the lights and sirens in his marked police car as the Acura allegedly sped up even more, police said.

The driver of the Acura ignored several traffic lights and stop signs while continuing south on Bendix Drive.

Just south of Roger Street, the Acura was driving too fast while attempting a left curve and ran off the road.

The vehicle hit a fire hydrant and came to a stop due to damage to the front passenger side.

The driver, 18-year-old Javionne Jackson of South Bend, was safely taken into custody.

Troopers found a loaded Glock 19 with a round in the chamber, a large capacity drum magazine, and alleged marijuana in the Acura, reports said.

After being medically cleared, Jackson was taken to the St. Joseph County Jail and faces preliminary charges for the following, police said:

  • Resisting law enforcement with a vehicle
  • Possession of a handgun without a permit
  • Reckless driving
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Possession of paraphernalia
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