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.
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.