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Wanted on 7 warrants, Gary man unsuccessful in fleeing after traffic stop

Updated: March 2, 2013 7:20AM



A Gary man who was wanted on seven Lake County warrants fled a Tuesday morning traffic stop on the Borman Expressway before he was apprehended in Gary.

David I. Serrano, 43, was wanted on threats related to possession of cocaine, driving while suspended, resisting law enforcement, operating while intoxicated and theft.

Around 11:54 a.m., Master Trooper Glen Fifield was patrolling the eastbound Borman Expressway — about a mile and a half west of Central Avenue — when he saw a gold Dodge Intrepid coming up behind him at 80 mph in a 55 mph zone, according to a press release from the State Police. Fifield pulled over Serrano and noticed that the car had truck plates and Serrano only had an Indiana identification card.

Serrano then drove off, even though Fifield had Serrano’s ID card in his hand, and exited onto the Central Avenue ramp where he then went west into Gary. He attempted to evade Fifield and Gary Police by driving into a wooded area near 8th Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive, where officers took him into custody.

Serrano was charged with resisting law enforcement and three misdemeanors. Police said that alcohol was also a factor in the chase.



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