Police: Man denies leading chase, car keys found in underwear

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A Chicago man was arrested in Lake County, Indiana, early Wednesday after allegedly taking police on a chase along the Indiana Toll Road, then denying it, only to be found with the car’s keys in his underwear.

Just before 3 a.m., an Indiana State Police trooper spotted a 2011 Audi A8 weaving and making unsafe lane movements on Interstate 80/90. The trooper tried to pull the car over, but it sped on, reaching speeds of 140 mph, according to state police.

The vehicle eventually got off the interstate, and ran stop signs and stop lights heading into East Chicago before it lost police. Hammond Police found the Audi abandoned a short time later, state police said.

While investigating, police spotted a man and a woman walking away from a Hammond gas station that appear to match the people who’d been in the Audi. Police said when questioned, they both denied being in the car and said they were at the gas station buying snacks.

Police searched the man, though, and found a key fob that belonged to the Audi in his underwear, police said. He was also found with marijuana.

 Baylen J. Clark, 31 of Chicago, Illinois, was arrested on charges of:

  • Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle-Level 6 Felony
  • Reckless Driving-Class C Misdemeanor
  • Possession of Marijuana-Class B Misdemeanor
  • Operating While Intoxicated-Class A Misdemeanor
  • False Informing-Class A Misdemeanor
  • Driving While Suspended, Unsafe Lane Movement and Disregarding a Traffic Control Device

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