LAKE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say a man is behind bars after a chase on I-65 Thursday night.
ISP Trooper Carlson clocked a vehicle doing over 100 miles-per-hour (mph) in a construction zone around 11:30 p.m.
The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu was clocked at 103 mph in the well-posted 55 mph work zone. ISP adds that luckily, there were no workers present at this time.
As Carlson attempted to catch up, the Malibu continued to increase speed and separate itself further from Carlson. He then saw that the Malibu was passing traffic by driving off the roadway onto the shoulder area. Carlson then activated his emergency lights and siren but the Malibu continued north at a high rate of speed, at one point doing 150 mph in a 55 mph construction zone.
The Malibu passed exit 240 mm, Lowell exit, then abruptly stopped on the shoulder. The driver, identified as Dantrail Shephard, 25 of Chicago, stated he was trying to get to Chicago to visit a friend in the hospital, however, he couldn’t provide a name of the friend nor the hospital.
Shephard was taken and incarcerated at Lake County Jail in Crown Point and charged with:
Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle-Level 6 Felony
Reckless Driving-Class B Misdemeanor
Possession of Marijuana-Class B Misdemeanor
Operating While Intoxicated (controlled substance)-Class A Misdemeanor
Assisting: Troopers James Brasseur, Alissa Partyka, John Landowski and Cheever’s Towing
“Click It or Ticket” Memorial Day mobilization event is underway and enforcing traffic safety and getting unsafe motorists off the road is a top priority with the busy summer travel season just a few days away. If you choose not to wear your seat belt expect a ticket. If you choose to drive impaired you will be arrested. Let’s make our roadways safe for everyone to travel