MUNSTER — After fleeing a traffic stop, the driver of a car crashed into a cement flower pot a short distance away, police said. 

An officer stopped the vehicle around 5:30 pm. for a traffic violation in the 8200 block of Calumet Avenue in Munster, said Munster police Lt. John Peirick.

Shortly after the officer talked to the driver, the driver fled, traveling north on Calumet Avenue. While the officer didn't pursue the driver, the officer saw the vehicle crash just north of where the traffic stop happened.

The vehicle crashed into a cement flower pot near the road across from Boston Market at 8032 Calumet Ave. The passenger and driver fled on foot from the crash, Peirick said. 

While searching the crashed car, officers also found marijuana, police said.  

The driver and passenger were apprehended by Munster police. The driver will be charged with resisting arrest and the passenger was taken into custody on an active warrant, Peirick said. 

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Night Crime/Breaking News Reporter

Anna Ortiz is the breaking news/crime reporter for The Times, covering crime, politics, courts, investigative news and more. She is a Region native and graduate of Ball State University with a major in journalism and minor in anthropology.