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IN police chase reaches speeds of 100 mph, injures trooper

Source: Indiana State Police Source: Indiana State Police
Travis Howard Seel  (Source: Switzerland County Jail) Travis Howard Seel (Source: Switzerland County Jail)

A Vevay, IN man is behind bars after leading police in a chase that reached speeds of 100 miles per hour.

Tuesday night at approximately 9:30 p.m., and Indiana State Police trooper attempted to stop a Chevy pickup truck for a minor traffic violation on SR 56 near the Switzerland County-Jefferson County line.

The driver of the pickup truck refused to pull over and gradually increased his speed as the pursuit reached speeds of up to 100 miles per hour as they traveled eastbound on SR 56. 

Troopers deployed stop sticks, but the driver continued to elude police despite having several flat tires.

As the pursuit reached Vevay, the pickup truck rammed a Trooper Patrick Williams' car twice and eventually turned south onto Market Street where the driver lost control near Walnut Street.  The driver then fled on foot and was eventually Tasered before being taken into custody.

Travis Howard Seel, 40, of Vevay was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, criminal recklessness and possession of marijuana. Other charges could be filed. 

Williams was taken to Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison, where he was treated and released.

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