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Warsaw man leads police on high speed chase on I-69, police say

STEUBEN COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO): A Warsaw man is facing multiple charges after police say he led them on a high speed chase.

Cory Thomas, 39, of Warsaw was arrested on preliminary charges of felony fleeing and eluding, OWI, possession of marijuana and open intoxicants, according to Steuben County Sheriff’s Office. The charges will be sought in Branch County, Michigan.

At about 11:20 p.m. Saturday, a Michigan State Police Trooper tried to pull over a 1999 Dodge truck for speeding and improper lane use on I-69 near Stokes Road.

The suspect didn’t pull over and led the trooper on a high speed chase on southbound I-69. At some point he went north in the southbound lane and exited the highway through the bordering fence. The pursuit continued on and off the roadway. The chase crossed Indiana and Michigan state lines multiple times.

The car chase ended when the suspect crashed into a large drainage ditch. Then the suspect ran into a wooded area. A K-9 was called and located the suspect nearby. The victim surrendered to officers.

The suspect is now in the Steuben County jail. His name hasn’t been released.

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