Man crashes into ditch following police chase

CLAY COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — A motorcyclist is in custody after failing to stop for an improper licence plate.

Authorities said the incident occurred just before 10:00 p.m. Friday night in Brazil on Collins Street near Meridian Street when an officer noticed a licence plate that had been expired but appeared to be altered using a black marker.

After being signaled to stop, 31-year-old Paul C. Vogel accelerated to speeds up to 75 miles per hour.

The driver would later crash into a ditch after making a U-turn on State Road 59 onto Collins Street.

Vogel faces preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement, being a habitual traffic violator and false/fictitious registration and no financial responsibility.