Man arrested after leading ISP troopers on a high-speed chase in stolen SUV
STEUBEN COUNTY, Ind. (WPTA) - Indiana State Police (ISP) say a Michigan man is in custody after he led troopers on a high-speed chase through Steuben and DeKalb Counties Thursday night.
Troopers say around 7 p.m., Michigan State Police notified the ISP Fort Wayne Post of a stolen 2021 Dodge Durango going south on I-69, coming into Indiana. An Indiana State Trooper monitoring traffic near the Pokagon State Park exit area saw the stolen SUV pass him and activated his emergency lights. A 15-mile high-speed pursuit ensued, with speeds topping 145 mph.
State troopers and multiple police agencies were able to get ahead of the pursuit, employ stop sticks near the 339-mile marker just south of Ashley, causing the driver to lose control and crash into a ditch at the 337-mile marker, just north of the Waterloo exit in DeKalb County.
The two men in the SUV fled on foot, ISP said. An Angola officer and his K-9 partner were able to track the pair not far from the crash scene. The driver, 22-year-old Tyler Williams Myles of Lincoln Park, MI, and his unidentified passenger were taken into custody. Myles was charged with resisting law enforcement, criminal conversion, and reckless driving. The passenger was released from custody without charges.
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