Chesterton Police are seeking the hit-and-run driver who struck a trailer on
Monday in the 200 block of South 13th Street, apparently as he was trying to
hit—or at least intimidate—a pedestrian walking in the street.
According to police, at 8:11 p.m. an 18-year-old Liberty Township man was
walking in the roadway when an unknown motorist became “upset” that he
“could not get around.” The two exchanged obscenities, then—after succeeding
in passing the man—the motorist “placed his vehicle in reverse and began
backing at a high rate of speed” in the direction of the man, “missing and
passing him,” police said.
The motorist then put his vehicle in drive and once again drove at the man,
who was now standing in a front yard where a flat-bed trailer was parked.
The motorist collided with the trailer, continued through the yard, then
fled the scene northbound on South 13th Street.
The man described the suspect vehicle as a mid-1990s Chevrolet Cavalier,
silver in color. Its passenger’s side headlight and turn-signal assembly
were damaged and left at the scene, police said.
Damage to the trailer was estimated at $1,000.