I-69 briefly shut down due to police pursuit, one in custody

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DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) — A driver was arrested Monday night after leading police on a pursuit.

The pursuit started around 8:30 p.m. when a DeKalb County Sheriff’s deputy attempted to pull over a slow-moving vehicle traveling northbound on I-69. Police say the driver was suspected of having an expired driver’s license.

When the deputy tried to pull the vehicle over near mile marker 329 in Auburn, the driver did not stop.

Indiana State Police deployed stop sticks north of mile marker 334 in Waterloo, and deflated the vehicle’s front tires. The driver pulled over to the shoulder and stopped, but police say he refused to exit the vehicle. Police deployed several bean bag rounds and the driver was removed from the vehicle.

Due to the exchange, the interstate was shut down in both directions for almost 20 minutes and then reopened.

The driver has been identified as Terry Lee Scott, Jr. of Fort Wayne. Scott is charged with resisting with a vehicle, a level 6 felony.

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