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Man arrested after leading Indiana trooper on high-speed chase, crashing in Michigan

Man arrested after chase in LaGrange County, Indiana

LAGRANGE, Ind. (WISH) — An Illinois man arrested Sunday night was facing criminal charges in LaGrange County after allegedly leading troopers on a high-speed chase, leading to a single-vehicle crash in Michigan, police say.

At 11:30 p.m. Sunday, a state trooper attempted to stop a white BMW passenger vehicle allegedly traveling over 100 mph on Interstate 90 near the 114-mile marker. The driver, identified as 19-year-old Adrian Ricardo Martinez, failed to stop and continued to speed off.

Police say Martinez was reported to be traveling at 150 mph at one point before exiting the Toll Road.

Martinez continued driving southbound on State Road 9, then east on County Road 700 North, and then northbound on LaGrange County Road 375 East, heading toward the Michigan-Indiana state line while traveling over 100 mph, a news release said.

The state police’s Indiana Toll Road post command ordered the trooper chasing Martinez to terminate his pursuit and notified the St. Joseph County, Michigan, Police Department of the high-speed BMW continuing in their jurisdiction.

A short time later, the St. Joseph County, Michigan, dispatch center received a crash alert in the 70500 block of Kime Road, which is about 2 miles southeast of Sturgis, Michigan. Officers responded to the crash and found the white BMW and Martinez injured with a bleeding head wound.

Martinez, who is from the Chicago suburb of Homer Glen, Illinois, was taken to Parkview Hospital in LaGrange for treatment and then released into Indiana State Police custody. Martinez was being held Monday at the LaGrange County Jail on preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement and reckless driving.