Police: Chase across Cedar Lake ends in a traffic accident | Lake County News

Cedar Lake – A Crown Point man led police on a chase across Cedar Lake that ended in an accident and an arrest Friday night.

Brody Bramwell, 18, of Crown Point, will face charges including resisting law enforcement, failure to perform duty, possession of a minor for alcohol and marijuana possession, according to the Cedar Lake Police Department. Police said Bramwell also committed several traffic offenses.

8 p.m. Friday, Cedar Lake Reserve Cpl. Harry Priest saw a tan Honda CRV speeding north at 13100 Fairbanks Street.

The officer tried to pull Bramwell after seeing him ignoring stop signs. However, Bramwell refused to stop, chasing several neighborhood streets, until he turned around to flee south.

As the chase continued on 133rd Avenue and headed north to Lake Shore Drive, Cedar Lake Cpl. Ryan Miller, Officer Bradley Kamstra, Officer Richard Pennington and Officer Ben King joined in the chase.

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Police said Bramwell then crashed into the back of another vehicle west of Hilltop Avenue and Lake Shore Drive.

Brody tried to keep driving away. But the damage from the collision caused his car to be disabled. He was arrested and taken to the Lake County Jail. The police also stated that he was found in possession of THC vape cartridges.

Both cars were badly damaged and the driver of the other car was slightly injured.

Police continue to investigate and additional charges may be filed. The Cedar Lake Fire Department assisted the police in the incident.

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