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PCSP K9 takes hit and run suspect into custody

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A man is facing multiple charges after he rear-ended a Porter County Highway Department truck in Pine Township on Monday, then fled the scene, the Porter County Sheriff’s Police said.

According to police, at 12:26 p.m. the motorist--who was not identified--rear-ended the Highway Department truck in the area of County Line Road and Burdick Road, as it was stopped in the roadway filling potholes.

The motorist then fled the scene, after first removing the vehicle’s paperwork and license plate, police said.

PCSP Officer Doug Schafer and his K-9 partner, Fury, responded to the scene and began a track of the suspect, who was subsequently located in a barn approximately a quarter of a mile from the crash, police said. The suspect, however, refused to comply with Schafer’s orders and was apprehended by Fury, police said.

The suspect was transported to Porter Regional Hospital for treatment of a dog bite and injuries sustained in the accident, police said.

He is facing charges of leaving the scene of a crash, resisting law enforcement, and operating while intoxicated.


Posted 3/7/2018





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