Semi driver arrested after slow-speed chase

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A trucker who led police on a multi-county chase Monday evening along Interstate 69 has been arrested on seven charges, including two felonies.

Jakub Huremovic
Jakub Huremovic

Jakub Huremovic, 51, of St. Louis, Missouri, faces charges of felony resisting law enforcement and possession of a legend drug, along with misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance and reckless driving, two federal motor carrier safety regulation infractions and one unsafe lane movement infraction. Police arrested Huremovic after deploying stopsticks to bring his rig to rest along the interstate near the Lima Road interchange around 5:30 p.m. Monday.

Fort Wayne Police said Monday night that witnesses spotted the semi swerving in Huntington County, then called in to report the semi was driving recklessly on I-69 north. Officers began pursuing the vehicle in Huntington County and finally stopped the semi at mile marker 311.

Witnesses on the scene reported that they believed Fort Wayne Police were chasing down the semi around 5:30 p.m. Steve Trowbridge of Fort Wayne sent NewsChannel 15 a video of what appears to be several police cars chasing down the semi.

When a NewsChannel 15 photographer arrived on the scene, he reported the semi was still in the process of being towed.

The incident led to an hours-long standstill along the interstate. The semi was finally towed after 8 p.m.

Officers stopped the semi on I-69 N near Lima Road, from there they prepared to tow the vehicle following a slow-speed chase on Monday, Dec. 5. 2016.
Officers stopped the semi on I-69 N near Lima Road, from there they prepared to tow the vehicle following a slow-speed chase on Monday, Dec. 5. 2016.