CEDAR LAKE | Police arrested four Illinois motorcyclists Saturday after chasing them south and then north on U.S. 41 through Cedar Lake.
The chase ended at U.S. 41 and 109th Avenue when several of the motorcyclists crashed after approaching a group of squads waiting for them, Cedar Lake police said.
One motorcyclist was admitted to a local hospital with a knee injury, police said. Three motorcyclists and a Cedar Lake officer were treated at a hospital and released, police said.
Two other motorcyclists eluded officers, according to a news release from Cedar Lake police.
Rudolph Inniss Jr., 36, and Byron Rollins, 31, both of Riverdale, and Dante Fultz, 32, and Isaiah Miller, 23, both of Chicago, were arrested on felony charges, police said.
Police said they received several calls about a group of motorcyclists driving recklessly on southbound U.S. 41 leaving St. John. A Cedar Lake officer got behind the group in the 13400 block of U.S. 41 and the motorcyclists fled at a high rate of speed, police said.
The officer caught up with the motorcyclists at Ind. 2 and began to get out of his squad, but the group fled north at a high rate of speed, police said.
As the motorcyclists entered Cedar Lake, they started weaving in and out of traffic, passing vehicles on the left and right shoulders and driving in the southbound lanes to pass other vehicles, police said.
A group of squads was waiting at U.S. 41 and 109th Avenue because police knew the group would have to slow down for construction just north of the intersection, police said.
Two of the motorcyclists lost control, and one of the bikes hit a St. John squad, police said. A St. John officer started pursuing one of the riders on foot, and a third motorcyclist turned toward the officer, police said.
A Cedar Lake officer then tackled the third motorcyclist, police said.
Of the four motorcyclists arrested, one had a revoked driver's license, two had suspended licenses and one had a valid license, police said.
Cedar Lake police were assisted by St. John and Lake County officers.