Police chased a man from Michigan into Indiana on Tuesday morning after officers spiked his tires. The driver of the vehicle kept going for several miles until he was forced into a guardrail near Michigan City.
Three Oaks Police Chief Frank Nekvasil said he clocked Taurean C. Jackson, 26, going 36 mph in a 25 mph zone on Elm Street just after 6 a.m. He attempted to make a traffic stop and Jackson did pull over the 2011 Mercury Grand Marquis he was driving. But as Nekvasil was approaching the vehicle, he took off.
Nekvasil said Jackson was giving him hand gestures as he was following him across the state line on 500 East in northern LaPorte County.
Nekvasil also said Jackson was traveling anywhere from 20 to 70 mph and often veered into the opposite lane running several oncoming drivers off the road, including two school buses.