Michigan man arrested after leading local authorities on high-speed chase


VERMILLION — A Michigan man is facing multiple charges after leading State Police and other local authorities on a high-speed chase through Vermillion and Parke counties.

An Indiana State Police trooper attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a vehicle being pursued by Rockville Police. The driver, later identified as Damian E. Carle, 27, of Allendale, Michigan, accelerated the vehicle to speeds over 100 mph, passing other other vehicles in a no passing zone.

When the vehicle approached Montezuma, it was clocked at 105 mph in a 30 mph zone. Carle was able to avoid driving over stop sticks deployed by state police. He continued driving westbound on US 36 before coming to an abrupt stop in the roadway.

Carle told authorities he stopped because he wasn’t sure where he was, and didn’t want to go into Illinois and get in more trouble.

Carle showed signs of impairment and agreed to submit to a certified chemical test.  Those results are pending from the Indiana Department of Toxicology.

He was taken into custody and transported to the Vermillion County Jail without incident. Initial charges include resisting law enforcement, reckless driving, operating a vehicle while intoxicated and driving while suspended.

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