A juvenile Illinois
girl is facing delinquency charges after she crashed her mother’s car in
Burns Harbor on Saturday while being pursued by an Indiana State Police
police, at 1:53 p.m. the ISP advised troopers of an erratic driver on I-94
last seen in the vicinity of the Ripley Street exit in Lake Station. A
trooper in the area succeeded in locating the vehicle, whose driver was
“changing lanes without signaling” and traveling at speeds between 50 and
110 miles per hour, police said.
attempted to make a traffic stop on the car but the driver “failed to yield
and continued at a high rate of speed eastbound on I-94, passing in and out
of traffic lanes without signaling,” police said.
Then, while exiting
onto westbound U.S. Highway 20 in Burns Harbor, the driver failed to
negotiate the ramp curve, left the roadway, and entered a ditch, where the
vehicle rolled over several times before coming to rest upright on its
wheels, police said.
The driver, an
unlicensed juvenile female from Illinois, was transported to Porter Regional
Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, police said.
“Charges will be
filed through the Porter County Juvenile Court,” police said. “The
juvenile's family has been notified. The juvenile was in possession of her