The cost of gas is going up, and it’s getting harder and harder to bear watching the fuel fill your tank as the numbers on the pump climb ever higher and higher. Perhaps Jesse Dejongh just couldn’t pay for the fuel, perhaps he just didn’t want to, or perhaps he read our article on hot fuel and figured the pump probably owed him that money anyway. Whatever it was, he filled up on $700 worth of fuel and drove off into the night.
The police started their pursuit when they spotted him driving his semi erratically. When they tried to pull him over, he took off and the chase was on. Semi rigs are good for a lot of things, but despite what action movies might tell you, high speed chases aren’t one of them.
The chase came to an end when Dejongh flipped his trailer over near Busiek State Forest. Undeterred, he abandoned his vehicle and ran off into the woods. He got away and police had actually given up on finding him until they were able to find him after he used his cell phone to make a call from within the State Park.
Dejongh was arrested, and is facing multiple felony charges. He is pleading not guilty.
Source: indiana news center