WATCH: Illinois man steals trailer, leads deputies on high speed chase

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CLINTON, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — What started out as a simple traffic stop for a trailer without tail lights ended with three people behind bars for theft and other charges.

Just as a Vermillion County Sheriff’s deputy pulled over the trailer, the owner of Royer Trailer Sales in Clinton drove up behind him to let him know the trailer was stolen from her lot. The driver took off, leading police on a chase that at times reached upwards of 90 mph.

The driver made several U-turns before finally stopping north of 1250 S, near where the trailer was originally stolen.

The driver, 19-year-old Noah J. Puralewski of Lockport, Ill., told authorities he fled because he was scared.

Puralewski was charged with theft over $750, resisting law enforcement and criminal conversion. The State chose not to pursue charges against two passengers in the vehicle.

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