INDIANAPOLIS — An Illinois man was arrested Saturday afternoon after he drove through a construction zone in a closed area of Interstate 70 then led police on a chase, according to state police.
Around 3:40 p.m., an Indiana State Police trooper was sitting inside a construction zone near the 111.3 mile marker of I-70 eastbound when someone drove around the concrete barriers, ISP Sgt. John Perrine said in a press release.
When the trooper tried to stop the driver, they took off, drove through freshly poured concrete patches, and almost struck construction workers, Perrine said. A deputy in Hancock County used a spike strip to deflate the man's tires near Mount Comfort Road on the Interstate. He then pulled over on the shoulder and was arrested.
The 63-year-old man, of Ludlow, Illinois, was arrested and charged on the suspicion of criminal recklessness with endangerment and resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, Perrine said.
The man was booked into the Marion County Jail.