A Chicago man was
arrested Sunday on multiple charges after the Indiana State Police said that
he fled a traffic stop on the Indiana Toll Road in Lake County.
police, at 5:26 a.m. an trooper was on patrol in the eastbound lanes of the
Toll Road, approximately two and a half miles from the Illinois state line,
when he clocked a Ford SUV at 96 miles per hour--then accelerating to 110
mph--in a zone posted at 70 mph. The trooper succeeded in executing a
traffic stop at the eight mile marker but, after approaching the SUV, its
driver fled the scene, police said.
initiated a pursuit, during which the SUV accelerated to speeds in excess of
135 miles per hour before exiting the Toll Road at Buchanan Street in Gary
and entering the U.S. Steel facility, where the driver ultimately crashed
into a concrete barrier while attempting to make a U-turn, police said.
A foot pursuit
ensued through the parking lot of the USS facility, where the trooper
eventually lost sight of the suspect among the “many separate buildings and
alleys,” police said. A USS security guard, however, subsequently reported
that the suspect had stolen a mill uniform and hard hat and had left the
mill headed westbound into a wooded area, police said.
The suspect was
later found “hiding under a bush,” police said. He was identified as Deshun
M. Guy, 26.
Guy was booked into
the Lake County Jail on charges of resisting law enforcement with a vehicle,
resisting law enforcement, possession of cocaine, theft, operating while
intoxicated-refusal, failure to identify, reckless driving, and operating
without ever obtaining a driver’s license, police said.