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Middlebury man arrested after fleeing police, crashing

ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. -- A Middlebury man was arrested after leading an Indiana State Police trooper on a pursuit on the Indiana Toll Road, crashing, then running from the scene, according to police reports.

Troopers attempted to stop a black 2015 Jeep around 4:30 p.m. in the area of the CR 17 exit.

After the trooper activated the lights of the patrol car, the driver pulled to the right, but sped off and continued eastbound at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour, police said.

At exit 101, the Jeep attempted to exit, but was going too fast. It went down an embankment and crashed into a tree, police said.

The driver, later identified as 32-year-old Waylon Weaver of Middlebury, got out of the Jeep and attempted to run, police said.

The troopers caught up with Weaver when he fell in a sand pit, reports said.

Weaver was taken to a Elkhart General Hospital to be medically cleared from the crash.

He was then transported to the Elkhart County Jail where he faces preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement, resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, criminal recklessness, reckless driving, and an active warrant out of Elkhart County.

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