Morning pursuit with motorcycle lands man in jail

From Local Sources

A Thursday morning pursuit with a motorcycle that saw speeds in excess of 100 mph ended with the arrest of a Holland man.

Aaserud

At 8:25 a.m. this morning, police say Trooper Brock Werne was patrolling State Road 64 just west of Huntingburg when he observed a blue Yamaha motorcycle traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed.  

Werne activated his emergency lights in an attempt to pull over the motorcycle, but the driver accelerated away at speeds over 100 mph. 
 
According to police, Werne continued pursuing the fleeing motorcycle onto Styline Drive, then County Road 500 South and eventually onto County Road 400 West where the driver turned into the parking lot at Styline and attempted to hide. 

Police say Werne found the motorcycle and driver hiding between a truck and the building, and placed him into custody without incident.
 
According to police, the driver, 43-year-old Daniel Aaserud of Holland, was driving on a suspended license, had expired motorcycle license plates, and was wanted on a writ through Pike County for failing to pay child support. 
 
Aaserud was arrested and preliminarily charged with a felony count of resisting law enforcement with a vehicle and misdemeanor counts of driving while suspended with a prior conviction and reckless driving.

He was lodged in the Dubois County Security Center on $750 cash bond.




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