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WATCH NOW: Man leads chase through Lake County, hits Munster squad car, police say

WATCH NOW: Man leads chase through Lake County, hits Munster squad car, police say

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MUNSTER — After crashing into a police car and being pursued by several agencies through Lake County, a man was arrested in Munster, police said. 

On Thursday evening, a silver passenger car fled after officers tried stopped the vehicle in Munster. During the chase the suspect hit a Munster police car, but no one was injured, Munster police Lt. John Peirick said. 

The pursuit first went south into St. John and then turned back going north to Hammond, eventually ending back in Munster, Peirick said. Multiple agencies deployed tire deflation devices during the chase, with police from Munster, Lake County Sheriff's Department, Hammond, Schererville, St. John and Highland responding. 

The vehicle came to a stop in the 1000 block of Ridge Road in Munster and one man was arrested, police said. An eyewitness saw the man being loaded into an ambulance after police made contact. 

Peririck said at this time police believe alcohol may have been a factor and toxicology reports are pending. 

Police temporarily shut down the eastbound lanes of Ridge Road in the area of the arrest. The man's identity has not yet been released pending criminal charges. 

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Night Crime/Breaking News Reporter

Anna Ortiz is the breaking news/crime reporter for The Times, covering crime, politics, courts and investigative news. She is a graduate of Ball State University with a major in journalism and minor in anthropology. 219-933-4194,

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