WESTCHESTER TOWNSHIP — A 20-year-old South Holland man is accused of chasing a stolen vehicle traveling over 120 mph in Gary from Porter County, damaging construction equipment along Interstate 94, and being cut off. He was charged with leading the police. A school bus, according to the incident report.
Porter County police officers pulled over along Indy 49 just before 2 p.m. Tuesday after learning they were involved in an armed robbery in Illinois and seeing a driver run a red light. He said that
As the vehicle headed west onto I-94, it sped away at high speed, shouldered both sides of the highway, hit road construction cones and barrels, blocked several large trucks, and eventually headed north. I went out to Broadway and crashed into a device there. Police said it was placed on the road to puncture a tire.
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It was on Broadway that the vehicle blocked the school bus before being stopped by police on 10th Avenue.
Police said the driver was identified as Kelvin Wilkins and the passengers were removed from the vehicle.
Police said they learned the vehicle had been reported stolen from Chicago.
After refusing to speak to police, Wilkins was sent to Porter County Jail for misdemeanors of motoring law enforcement off, owning a stolen vehicle, resisting law enforcement, and reckless driving.
Two passengers released by their mothers refused to speak to police and were treated for minor injuries.
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