ANGOLA, IN - A Michigan man was arrested Thursday morning after reportedly taking police on a chase from Ohio into Indiana at speeds of more than 100 mph.
Just before 3 a.m., deputies with the Williams County (Ohio) Sheriff's Department asked Indiana State Police to help with a high-speed pursuit coming into Indiana from Williams County. According to the Indiana State Police, authorities in Williams County tried to stop a 1993 Cadillac El Dorado that was driving without tail lights. The suspect vehicle reportedly matched the description of a vehicle involved in an earlier chase in Michigan.
As Williams County authorities were in pursuit, the suspect vehicle sped over 100 mph. During that time, occupants in the vehicle were tossing things out of the windows.
The pursuit crossed the state line in Steuben County on State Road 427 near County Road 550 East. The driver went north of State Road 1, then turned onto Metz Road.
A tire deflation device was used at Metz Road and U.S. 20, which reportedly “shredded" the front tires. The vehicle moved into the city of Angola, where it crashed into a concrete planter as it tried to move around the Mound at the monument.
The driver fled on foot, but was located and taken into custody after a brief foot chase. Two passengers tried to get out of the vehicle, but they were immediately taken into custody.
The driver, identified as Kyle David Eichler, age 22 of Adrian, Michigan - was arrested on a felony charge of Resisting Law Enforcement and misdemeanor charges of Resisting Law Enforcement, Reckless Driving, Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Crash and Failure to Identify. He is also being held on warrants out of Michigan for Assault w/Dangerous Weapon, Obstruction of Justice and Failure to Appear.
The passengers - Cheyenne Leigh Huntington, age 20 of Three Rivers, Michigan and Hezekiah William Hall, age 19 of Tecumseh, Michigan - were hurt in the crash and were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. They have not been charged with any crimes at this time.
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