Man arrested after blowing past police on toll road at 125 miles per hour

(Photo supplied/LaPorte County Jail)

A Chicago man suspected of drunken driving led police on a high-speed chase reaching triple digits on the Indiana Toll Road.

It was around 12 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15, when a LaPorte County deputy parked in the median of the Indiana Toll Road near the 48-mile marker saw a westbound passenger vehicle pass by him at a high rate of speed. The deputy paced the vehicle and determined it was traveling 125 miles per hour.

A vehicle stop was initiated in the area of the 39-mile marker.

The driver was identified as Johnathan D. Lesure, 25.

The trooper determined that developed Lesure was impaired by alcohol.

Lesure was taken into custody and taken to the LaPorte County Jail on the following preliminary offenses:

•Operating While Intoxicated
•Operating While Intoxicated
•Reckless Driving
•Possession of Marijuana

Lesure is being held on a $1,505.00 cash-only bond.

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