Kentucky man arrested after leading local officers on chase

The driver faces eight charges.

Posted: Sep 29, 2020 5:25 AM
Updated: Sep 29, 2020 4:17 PM

TIPPECANOE COUNT, Ind. (WLFI) — A Kentucky man sits behind bars after leading police on a car chase across the county. It happened around 5 p.m. Monday evening. 

Officers first pulled over 23-year old Nathaniel Chavoues near the 171 mile marker on I-65. After a closer investigation, officers found Chavoues did not have a valid driver's license. This led police to call a tow truck to impound Chavoues' vehicle. 

Once the tow truck arrived, Chavoues started his car back up and took off. 

The pursuit would continue south on I-65, exiting at the 168 mile marker, traveling a short distance eastbound on SR 38, then back north on I-65.

Chauvoues eventually made it 17 miles south where police deployed stop sticks. The driver avoided the first set but ran over the second. 

Chavoues lost control of his car and crashed. He then got out of his car and tried to run away from troopers and deputies. They eventually were able to arrest him. 

He was arrested and taken to the Tippecanoe County Jail on the following preliminary charges:

  • Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle, Level 6 Felony
  • Resisting Law Enforcement, Class A Misdemeanor
  • Aggressive Driving, Class A Misdemeanor
  • Reckless Driving in a Highway Work Zone, Class A Misdemeanor
  • Reckless Driving, Class C Misdemeanor
  • Trafficking with an Inmate, Level 5 Felony
  • Possession of Marijuana (w/ Prior Offense), Class A Misdemeanor

Chavoues was not injured in the crash.

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