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Porter PD: Hits 100 mph in pursuit into Michigan City

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A Portage Township resident was arrested Saturday on a charge of resisting law enforcement, three counts, following a pursuit which began in Chesterton and ended in Michigan City, Porter Police said.

According to police, at 2:31 a.m. an officer assisting the Chesterton Police Department at the scene of an activated alarm, in the Speedway gas station at 752 Indian Boundary Road, observed a vehicle westbound on Indian Boundary Road without a license plate. The officer subsequently executed a traffic stop on the vehicle and made contact with the driver, identified as Michael Ray Vysinka, 45, of 32 San Fernando Drive, who questioned “the legality of the traffic stop, saying he didn’t understand why he was pulled over.”

Then, while the Porter PD officer was conferring with a CPD officer, Vysinka fled the scene, making his way from Indian Boundary Road to Ind. 49 to eastbound I-94, police said. The Porter PD officer followed as Vysinka reached a top speed of 100 miles per hour on I-94, before exiting onto southbound U.S. Highway 421 in Michigan City, continuing eastbound on C.R. 300N, northbound on C.R. 850W, and then westbound on C.R. 400N, where a Michigan City Police officer succeeded in deflating Vysinka’s left right front tire with a stop-stick, police said.

Vysinka, however, still managed to continue westbound on C.R. 400N--disregarding a red light at Cleveland Ave. and “nearly striking another vehicle”--until striking an eight-inch cement curb in the parking lot of the Walmart, police said. At that point Vysinka exited his vehicle and fled on foot until officers apprehended him near a tree line, police said.

Vysinka--who advised officers that he fled “for having an warrant”--complained of back pain, was medically cleared at Franciscan Health Michigan City, then transported to Porter County Jail.



Posted 6/10/2019




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