Chesterton man leads police on high-speed chase

2014-06-23T16:50:00Z 2014-06-23T22:53:07Z Chesterton man leads police on high-speed chaseTimes Staff nwitimes.com
June 23, 2014 4:50 pm  • 

UNION TOWNSHIP | A Chesterton man fled from police Sunday at speeds up to 95 mph on Ind. 130 and tried to out run officers before being shocked by a Taser.

Scott Neiswinger, 25, was charged with resisting law enforcement, driving while suspended, reckless driving and possession of paraphernalia.

A Porter County sheriff's officer clocked Neiswinger at 54 mph in 35 mph zone on Ind. 130 in Wheeler. When the officers tried to stop Neiswinger, he drove through the unincorporated town, then back onto eastbound Ind. 130, police said.

Neiswinger passed vehicles on the left along Ind. 130 and was driving 95 mph when he drove through the intersection at County Road 475 West.

Police said Neiswinger turned north onto McCool Road, then turned onto Sandalwood Drive and Raven Drive, a residential area where he nearly struck several small children who were riding their bikes in the area.

Police said Neiswinger turned onto County Road 550 North and then back onto McCool Road, which dead ends in that area.

According to police, Neiswinger stopped and ran northwest refusing to stop for police.

One officer reported Neiswinger ran into a cornfield where the officer slipped in the mud and injured his knee. Two other officers in the area were able to catch up with Neiswinger and one deployed his Taser. Police reported Neiswinger cry out when struck by the Taser. Police said Neiswinger threw a glass while being chased.

The officer who fell was taken by EMS to Porter Regional Hospital and was treated and released for a knee injury.

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