NEW BUFFALO — A Chicago man fleeing authorities was stopped by Indiana and New Buffalo Township police Wednesday morning near the state border, according to a news release.

At about 12:45 a.m. Wednesday, several Indiana police units were in pursuit of a stolen white box truck eastbound on I-94 into Michigan.

New Buffalo Township deputies joined the pursuit as it passed the Welcome Center in New Buffalo Township, the release stated. Indiana police units were able to deploy stop sticks and deflate the tires on the truck prior to the vehicle entering Michigan.

With the tires deflating, the vehicle came to a stop near Exit 4, where the driver exited the vehicle and fled on foot. Indiana police used a K-9 unit, which pursued and caught the suspect. The suspect, who was identified as Sergio Covarrubias, 24, continued to resist officers while being taken into custody.

Covarrubias was taken to Spectrum Health Lakeland to be treated for dog bites sustained during the foot pursuit and for a blood alcohol test. The suspect was later lodged in the Berrien County jail.

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