Valparaiso man arrested after leading police on chase in LaPorte County

Brett Steel
Brett Steel(LaPorte County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jan. 21, 2023 at 10:52 AM EST
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LAPORTE COUNTY, Ind. (WNDU) - A Valparaiso man was arrested after he led police on a chase in LaPorte County on Friday evening.

The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office says one of its deputies was driving near the 5000 south block of U.S. 35 just before 6:40 p.m. when he noticed another vehicle was speeding. He tried to stop the vehicle near Rachel Street, but the vehicle failed to stop, which led to a pursuit.

The pursuit eventually ended when the suspect vehicle stopped near the intersection of Shebel Road and County Road 20 North. That’s where the driver, identified as 23-year-old Brett Steel of Valparaiso, was taken into custody.

Steel was taken to the LaPorte County Jail for resisting law enforcement and possession of marijuana. He is being held on a $755 cash-only bond.