Police chase motorcyclists through two counties, arrest 1 after wreck

WATERLOO, Ind. (WANE) Police chased a Pennsylvania motorcyclist through two northeast Indiana counties late Monday before he eventually wrecked as he rounded the central Angola monument, where he was jolted with a Taser and arrested.

A second motorcyclist continued on and avoided capture.

Around 10:15 Monday night, a Waterloo Town Marshal officer tried to pull over a pair of motorcyclists for speeding along C.R. 39 near Waterloo. The motorcylists sped on, according to Waterloo Town Marshal Jay Oberholtzer, hitting speeds up to 115 mph.

Covey Salinas
Covey Salinas

The chase sped into the Pleasant Lake area, where a Steuben County Sheriff’s Deputy took chase, and the pursuit led into Angola, Oberholtzer said.

In central Angola, the motorcyclists veered around the roundabout at the monument. There, one of the motorcyclists wrecked and struck another vehicle, Oberholtzer said. Police used a Taser on him and he was arrested, the marshal said.

The second motorcyclist continued on toward the Indiana Toll Road, where Steuben County police and Indiana State Police called off the chase.

Police arrested Covey K. Salinas, a 27-year-old from Lenoxville, Pennsylvania, on a felony charge of resisting law enforcement and misdemeanor charges of criminal recklessness, reckless driving, exceeding the posted speed limit, expired license plate, false & fictitious registration and operating a motorcycle without a motorcycle endorsement. Salinas is currently being held in the DeKalb County jail on a $4,000 bond awaiting his initial hearing.

Salinas told investigators he did not know the second motorcyclist.

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