Motorcyclist To Be Charged With Resisting Arrest After Crashing Into Truck

By Ian Hoover- 21Alive

Motorcyclist To Be Charged With Resisting Arrest After Crashing Into Truck

July 28, 2014 Updated Jul 28, 2014 at 12:19 PM EDT

WATERLOO, Ind. (21Alive) -- A man was arrested after police observed him speeding, attempt to evade arrest, and eventually crash into a pickup truck.

The incident happened Sunday, July 27 shortly after 8:00 p.m. when a Waterloo Marshal observed a motorcycle traveling around 70 mph southbound on Center St.. The marshal activated his emergency lights and observed the motorcycle slow down and then accelerate rapidly down Center St.. The motorcyclist then blew through a stop sign, hit the brakes, and slammed into a pickup truck.

Officers got to the scene and identified the motorcyclist as 34-year-old Joseph L. Stewart, who had had an active warrant for his arrest out of Kosciusko County and his license was suspended. Steward complained of injuries to his left side and was transported to Parkview Regional Hospital in stable condition. The driver of the pickup truck was not injured. Stewart claimed he was traveling 140 mph when he went through the intersection. Investigators found brake marks extending an entire block.

Officials say that Stewart will be charged with resisting law enforcement, reckless driving, and driving while suspended.

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