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High Speed Chase Lands Illinois Man In Jail

October 28, at approximately 1:20 p.m., Master Trooper Ted Robertson observed a white KIA traveling northbound on State Road 63 near County Road 1250 South, traveling at a high rate of speed.  Master Trooper Robertson activated his radar and received a reading of 96 mph in a 55-mph zone.

Master Trooper Robertson, in his fully marked police car, caught up with the KIA and activated all of his emergency lights and siren to initiate a traffic stop. The driver of the KIA ignored the emergency lights and a pursuit then ensued.  The KIA continued northbound, reaching speeds of 120 miles per hour.

Vermillion County Deputies were able to get ahead of the pursuit and successfully deploy a tire deflation device at the intersection of State Road 63 and County Road 50 North.  The pursued vehicle struck the deflation device, flattening both front tires, yet continued northbound fleeing officers on the deflated tires.

For the full article, see this week’s edition of the Parke County Sentinel.