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Indiana State Troopers Catch IL Man with Drugs and a Weapon After a Chase

GARY-An Indiana State Trooper clocked someone in a silver Chevrolet going 94 miles per hour on 80/94 Tuesday evening.  

Public Information Officer Sergeant Glen Fifield says the man was spotted at around 10:40 in the evening. An officer was able catch up to the vehicle, which was swerving and making unsafe lane movements.

Officers conducted a traffic stop just east of Burr.  The driver stopped then fled, prompting a pursuit. The driver eventually crashed into an arrow board and fled on-foot.  Officers tried to tase him, but that was ineffective.  Officers eventually caught the man and found a loaded .40 caliber Glock handgun inside the vehicle.

Officers also found plastic baggies that contained a dark colored rock-like substance. The suspect was identified as 33 year-old Aaron Pointer, from Ford Heights, IL.  He was transported to the Lake County Jail and the vehicle he was driving was impounded.

Pointer is charged with dealing in a schedule I Narcotic Drug,
Possession of a Schedule I Narcotic Drug, Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle, Carrying a Handgun without a License, Leaving the Scene of an Accident and Reckless Driving.


Sharon Jackson is the local host of "All Things Considered" and a reporter for Lakeshore Public Radio. She has been with 89.1 FM since its launch in 2009. Sharon is also a radio DJ in Chicago, and has been since 2004. In her previous job at Metro Networks/Westwood One, she was heard on am 890 WLS, WGN radio 720 am and am 560 WIND. She has also delivered news and traffic reports on radio stations all over Chicago and the suburbs including 95.9 The River, 98.3 WCCQ and Star 96.7.