CHICAGO | A midnight police chase that started in Chicago and ended in Merrillville after the fleeing car ran out of gas led to the arrests of four people Wednesday.
Shortly after midnight, Chicago officers tried to stop a car that police said drove through a stop sign at 59th and Sangamon streets. Instead of stopping, the car sped away and eventually shot onto the Dan Ryan Expressway, police said.
Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Darryl Baety said the chase spanned 35 miles from the Dan Ryan to the Bishop Ford Freeway, then across the state line on the Borman Expressway to Interstate 65.
The chase came to an end in Merrillville near the 61st Avenue exit off of southbound I-65 because the car ran out of gas, police said. No one was injured during the chase, Baety said.
The four people in the car were taken into custody and returned to Chicago's Englewood District 7 police station, 1438 W. 63rd St.
Charges had not yet been filed against the four as of Wednesday afternoon, Baety said. He said the charges being sought would be traffic violations.