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Man Allegedly Leads Police On Hours-Long Tractor Chase

06/13/2014 12:24 pm 12:24:32 | Updated Jun 13, 2014

An Indiana man allegedly led police on a slow-speed, hours-long tractor chase that crossed the state line.

Monday evening in Decatur, Indiana, 20-year-old Dustin D. Clouse allegedly tried evading police who were responding to a vandalism call, WISH-TV reported.

With only a tractor as his getaway vehicle, Clouse managed to reach a whopping top speed of 18 miles per hour, police said.

Police said Clouse refused to pull over, despite driving over stop sticks which caused his tires to go flat. Clouse allegedly tried swerving into a deputy and attempted to ram multiple patrol cars, according to WANE.

Video captured by a witness shows Clouse cruising down a rural road, police in front and behind him in pursuit.

Two hours later, Clouse's tractor malfunctioned after crossing the state line into Ohio. Police said they had to eventually use a Taser to take the suspect into custody.

“This was an unusual pursuit, we are happy that no one from the public, Mr. Clouse, or law enforcement was injured,” Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey told WANE. “Law enforcement agencies from both states worked well together to bring this to a safe conclusion.”

Clouse was charged with a felony for fleeing and eluding law enforcement, according to Indiana News Center.

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