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Four-county police chase ends in arrest

A man led Kentland police on a chase that lasted an hour and a half through four counties Wednesday.

Posted: Nov 3, 2017 5:40 PM

NEWTON COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — A man led Kentland police on a chase that lasted an hour and a half through four counties Wednesday.

Police say at around 1 a.m. on Nov. 1, they clocked a vehicle traveling over 100 MPH in a 60 MPH zone southbound on U.S. Highway 41.
Officers attempted a traffic stop but ended up pursuing the driver for about an hour and a half through four counties.

The chase ended on U.S. 41 in Hammond after the vehicle crashed and left the roadway. Two people exited the vehicle and fled the scene of the crash.

The driver, 25-year-old Tyree D. Johnson from Chicago, was located using a K-9 unit. He was taken to the Newton County Jail after being treated at a hospital for wounds sustained from a K-9 bite.

The passenger was also located and released with no charges pending at this time.

Agencies involved in included Newton County Sheriff's Department, Benton County Sheriff's Department, Warren County Sheriff's Department, Fountain County Sheriff's Department, Lake County Sheriff's Department, Goodland Town Police, Highland Police Department, Hammond Police Department, Cedar Lake Police Department, Schererville Police Department, and Indiana State Police.

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