motorcyclist is facing a possible charge of resisting law enforcement after
Porter Police said that he fled a traffic stop on Waverly Road on Monday,
crashed his bike, then ran on foot.
police, at 1:06 p.m. an officer on patrol attempted to stop two
motorcyclists who’d just turned north onto Waverly Road from U.S. Highway
20, one for no license plate, the other for an unreadable one. One of the
motorcyclists stopped but the other accelerated, passed several vehicles in
a no-passing zone on Waverly Road, then disregarded the stop sign at U.S.
Highway 12, before turning right onto eastbound U.S. 12, police said.
quickly lost control of his bike, however, running off the north side of
U.S. 12 near Ind. 49, and then fleeing on foot into a wooded area, followed
by the officer, police said. He was subsequently taken into custody without
incident near the South Shore commuter line right-of-way.
examining the man for crash-related injuries later transported him to the
Franciscan Alliance ER department on Indian Boundary Road, where it was
determined that he’d sustained a bruised lung and needed to be admitted to
hospital, police said.
The PPD is asking
the Porter County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office to charge the man with
resisting law enforcement, two counts.
In addition to the
several traffic violations observed by the officer, the man’s status was
listed as suspended-infraction and he had no motorcycle endorsement,
insurance, or registration, police said.