Officer's high-speed chase was too dangerous

2013-05-12T00:00:00Z Officer's high-speed chase was too dangerous
May 12, 2013 12:00 am

On May 1, I witnessed the St. John police motorcycle chase down U.S. 41. I think the St. John police officer in pursuit has been watching too many police shows on TV.

He was driving way too fast for the conditions. It was 4:30 p.m., and traffic was backed up. He should have radioed ahead to the different police departments to try to intercept the motorcyclist.

He came flying over the hill by Lowes store, applied his brakes, and his car started to fishtail. He just missed my car, but he managed brilliantly to crash into three other cars, causing extensive damage and injuring at least two people. The end result he wrecked four cars, including his own, caused at least two people to go to the hospital, and he still never caught the motorcyclist. Brilliant police work.

The taxpayers will foot the bill.

- Mike Archie, Cedar Lake

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