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ISP: Illinois man arrested after driving through construction zone, leading police on chase

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Posted at 8:53 PM, Apr 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-18 20:53:48-04

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.