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ISP: Charged after pursuit on Toll Road

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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.

According to 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.

The trooper 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.


Posted 6/4/2018




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