BROOKSTON, Ind. (WLFI) — Authorities are actively searching for a man who led police on a high-speed chase before abandoning his car and running from officers. After a night of searching, the man has not been found.
Indiana State Police tried to make a traffic stop on northbound Interstate 65 in Tippecanoe County about 11 p.m. Tuesday. Sgt. Kim Riley said the driver of a 2003 Nissan Infinity did not stop for officers and began a chase. The driver got off at the interstate at the State Road 43 exit and began driving north toward White County.
Riley said the driver drove into a field just south of 10th Street in Brookston. He then got out of his car and ran in an unknown direction.
Police spent Tuesday night and Wednesday morning searching for the man. Officers used K-9's and drones, according to White County Sheriff Bill Brooks. As of 9 a.m. Wednesday, the man was still on the run.
State police were unable to say if anything was found in the car, or what plates it had. Riley said he believes there was just one man inside during the chase, but he could not confirm that information.
Police do not believe the public is in danger, however Riley said to contact authorities if you see a stranger. Riley could not give a description of the man.
This story will be updated.