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Friday, February 08, 2019 2:43 pm

State police: Warsaw driver arrested after brief chase

The Journal Gazette

A Warsaw man faces drug charges after leading Indiana State Police on a brief chase in Fulton County on Thursday afternoon, police said today.

Randall Yeazel, 63, was being held in the county jail on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a narcotic drug, resisting law enforcement with a vehicle and driving after having been deemed a habitual traffic violator for life, state police at Peru said in a statement.

About 1:45 p.m., police said, they initiated a traffic stop on a minivan on U.S. 31 that had an improper license plate. They said the driver, later identified as Yeazel, failed to stop and led police on an approximately one-minute vehicle pursuit. The pursuit ended when Yeazel pulled into a residential driveway on County Road 375 East.

Yeazel was arrested, and during a search of the van, police said they found methamphetamine and a prescription narcotic. They said their investigation also determined that Yeazel's driver's license had been revoked because he had been deemed a habitual traffic violator for life.