A man from northwestern Indiana was arrested after an apparent domestic incident along a busy highway led to a police chase.
It was around 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6, when the Indiana State Police Regional Dispatch Center received 911 calls of a pedestrian crawling on the westbound side of I-80/94 near the 2 mile-marker.
As a state police trooper arrived at the scene, he saw a woman yelling at into the passenger side of a minivan that was also on the right shoulder. As the trooper approached, the female got into the van, and it sped away. The trooper then pursued the van in his police car with lights and sirens activated.
The van quickly attempted to exit onto Calumet Ave., but as it did so, it struck the attenuator and came to a rest against the barrier wall. Troopers began to order the male driver from the vehicle, and he eventually exited the vehicle and was placed into custody.
The female victim was unconscious in the passenger area of the van. Troopers also observed a firearm on the floorboard near the female’s feet. The female was able to be removed from the vehicle and treated for her injuries.
The police investigation revealed a domestic incident had occurred before the trooper arrived at the scene. Both occupants of the van were transported to area hospitals for treatment of injuries.
The driver, Daqwan G. Bass, 21, from Calumet City, IL, was treated, released, and transported by troopers to the Lake County Jail for processing.
Bass was arrested on the following preliminary charges:
Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle Causing Injury- Level 5 Felony
Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle- Level 6 Felony
Resisting Law Enforcement- Class A Misdemeanor
Domestic Battery- Class A Misdemeanor
Reckless Driving- Class A Misdemeanor
Reckless Driving- Class C Misdemeanor