While on patrol north bound I-65 at the 236 mile marker, Trooper William Carlson was involved in a pursuit late Thursday evening when Trooper Carlson saw a Chevrolet Malibu traveling at a high rate of speed in the construction zone there. Carlson clocked the car at 103 mph in a well posted 55 mph work zone. Luckily there were no workers present at this time. As Carlson attempted to catch up the Malibu continued to increase speed and separate itself further from Carlson. He then saw that the Malibu was passing traffic by driving off the roadway onto the shoulder area. Carlson then activated his emergency lights and siren but the Malibu continued north at a high rate of speed, at one point doing 150 mph in a 55 mph construction zone. The Malibu passed exit 240 mm, Lowell exit, then abruptly stopped on the shoulder. The driver, identified as 25 year old Dantrail Shephard, stated he was trying to get to Chicago to visit a friend in the hospital, however, he couldn’t provide a name of the friend nor the hospital. Shephard was taken and incarcerated at Lake County Jail in Crown Point and charged with:
Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle
Reckless Driving
Possession of Marijuana
Operating While Intoxicated (controlled substance)