LAGRANGE - An Illinois man is under arrest and facing criminal charges in LaGrange County after he allegedly lead troopers on a late night high-speed pursuit, which subsequently lead to a single vehicle crash in St. Joe County, Michigan.
At approximately 11:30pm last night, Trooper Jathan Rose attempted to stop a white BMW passenger vehicle alleged to have been traveling at over 100mph eastbound on I-90 near the 114 mile marker. Rather than yielding to the trooper's emergency lights and siren, the driver sped off instead.
At one point prior to exiting the Toll Road speeds were reported at over 150mph. The BMW exited the Toll Road at the Howe/Sturgis exit (121mm).
The driver continued fleeing southbound on State Road 9, then east on County Road 700N, and then northbound on LaGrange CR375E from CR700N- headed towards the Michigan State Line at speeds over 100mph.
ISP Toll Road Post Command ordered Trooper Rose to terminate the pursuit prior to crossing into Michigan. Trooper Rose terminated his pursuit at CR375E & Fawn Road.
ISP Toll Road dispatch then notified the St. Joe County (MI) Police Department of the high-speed BMW continuing into their jurisdiction.
A short time later the St. Joe County (MI) dispatch center reported having received a crash alert in the 70500 block of Kime Rd (Kime Road is the same road in Michigan as LaGrange CR375E in Indiana).
SJC Sheriff's Deputies responded to the area and found a white BMW crashed and the driver, Adrian Ricardo Martinez, 19, of Homer Glen, Illinois, injured with a bleeding head wound.
St. Joe County (MI) EMS personnel transported Martinez to Parkview hospital in LaGrange for emergency medical care.
Martinez was treated at the hospital for his injuries and then released.
Upon release from the hospital, ISP Troopers took him into custody and transported him to the LaGrange County Jail where he was booked into custody on preliminary charges related to the pursuit.
ARRESTED: Adrian Ricardo Martinez, 19, Homer Glen, IL
•Resisting Law Enforcement (Fleeing), Level 6 Felony
•Reckless Driving, Class B Misdemeanor
There is no further information to release on this incident.
Toll Road Troopers were assisted in their follow-up investigation by the St. Joe County (Michigan) Police Department.
Press Release provided by WALKER of the Indiana State Police, Fort Wayne