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Failure to yield leads to car crash and arrest

Tuesday, November 25, 2003

A Newport, Ind., man is in police custody today after he refused to stop when signaled.

According to an Indiana State Police report, Leonard Bacon, 60, failed to yield in Parke County, just before midnight last night.

He was observed by an Indiana State Police trooper, who attempted to stop Bacon by using his siren and red and blue lights.

Bacon refused to stop and the state trooper gave chase.down numerous roads in Parke County, including U.S. 36. At times, the chase reached speeds of 90 mph in Parke and Vermillion counties.

The vehicle drove over stop sticks placed in the roadway by a Vermillion County deputy.

Eventually, Bacon's car hit a guard rail and then went into a ditch on U.S. 36 at the S.R. 63 on ramp. An estimated $5,000 damage was done to his car in the crash, a police report stated.

Bacon then fled on foot, but was stopped by a Parke County deputy and the state trooper. Bacon was reported to have swung his fist and hit both the deputy and the state trooper before he was handcuffed and transported to the Vermillion County Hospital. .

Medical personnel said Bacon had a broken nose and facial bone injuries. He also tested .22 blood alcohol content, nearly three times the legal limit.

Bacon was charged with resisting law enforcement, battery on a law enforcement officer, driving under the influence second offense (he had a previous DUI record within the past five years) and failure to yield.



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