Washington D.C. man accused of leading chase through Michigan, Indiana

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Mich. - A Washington D.C. man was arrested after he allegedly led law enforcement on a chase through Michigan and Indiana Tuesday night, according to the St. Joseph County Sheriff's Office.

At 7:27 p.m., St. Joseph County deputies joined a vehicle chase that began with officers from the White Pigeon Police Department.

Prior to St. Joseph County's involvement, White Pigeon Police tried to pull over a white SUV that was reportedly speeding.

Instead of stopping, the SUV traveled east on U.S. 12, reaching speeds of up to 130 miles per hour, law enforcement reported.

The chase reached Sturgis Township, where officers with the Sturgis Police Department placed stop sticks on the road to damage the SUV's tires.

Despite the effort, the SUV moved south into Indiana, where deputies with the LaGrange County Sheriff's Office and Indiana State Police took over, reports said.

White Pigeon officers continued to assist as the SUV moved west on the Indiana Toll Road and then back eastbound.

Eventually, the SUV pulled into a hotel parking lot just south of the state line and its driver got out and started running, police said.

After a short chase, the suspect, a 33-year-old Washington D.C. man, was taken into custody by LaGrange County deputies.  

The man was taken to the LaGrange County Jail on a number of charges, including fleeing and eluding.

Other police departments involved in the chase will also be placing fleeing and eluding charges on the man.

No one was reported injured in the pursuit.

White Pigeon officers and St. Joseph County deputies were also assisted by LaGrange City Police, the Wolcottville Police Department and the St. Joseph County Central Dispatch Center.

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