resident is facing multiple charges after the Chesterton Police Department
said that she stole a vehicle on Tuesday, then crashed into two other
vehicles on Ind. 49.
The suspect was
transported to hospital after the incident and has not yet been formally
police, at 10:37 a.m. officers responded to Luke’s Alignment & Auto Repair
following a report that a female subject was stealing a silver-colored
passenger vehicle from the business. The first officer to arrive at the
scene observed a woman leaving Luke’s in a silver Chrysler 200--registered
to a resident of Porter--and followed the woman as she made her way to
eastbound Indian Boundary Road, then to northbound Ind. 49.
There, a witness
advised police, the woman attempted to pass a second vehicle on the right,
in the process striking a concrete barrier on her passenger’s side,
bouncing off the barrier, then hitting the second vehicle’s front
passenger’s side bumper. The woman continued northbound until rear-ending a
third vehicle slowed or stopped in traffic, police said.
officer was unable to speak to the 28-year-old woman, as she was transported
to hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the crashes, police said.
The driver of the
third vehicle was also transported to hospital after complaining of head
pain, police said. The driver of the second vehicle escaped injury.
total damage to the three vehicles at up to $25,000
Police added that,
while making her way to Indian Boundary Road from Luke’s, the woman “drove
up” onto a front yard in the 200 block of West Indiana Ave. and “damaged