Wild traffic stop ends with struggle, two arrests in Hobart

A traffic stop turned into one person trying to run away handcuffed, while the other tried to drive away with a police officer halfway in his car.

An officer with the Hobart Police Department pulled over a car and smelled marijuana from inside.

The officer began asking the driver, a 22-year-old from South Holland questions, like his age and identity. The officer then asked the passenger of the car the same questions, but the passenger’s age didn’t match the date of birth.

When the officer asked the man to get out of the car, he was handcuffed. The officer then asked the driver to turn the car off, but the driver refused.

When the officer tried to turn it off the passenger ran away, while the driver began to drive with the officer halfway into the car, said the Times of Northwest Indiana.

The officer was able to stay partially in the car, and ordered the driver to stop. He did, but still refused to turn the car off. The officer tried to use his Taser but the man was able to run away.

Lake Station police found the passenger running through a gas station parking lot, and arrested him. Police were also able to eventually arrest the driver.

They were taken to the Hobart City Jail, and face multiple charges including resisting law enforcement, and confinement

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