Merrillville Man Arrested After Semi Pursuit

On September 16, 2022, just before 9:30 AM, Indiana State Trooper Thomen and Probationary Trooper Smith were patrolling US 231 near County Road 600 North when Trooper Thomen and Probationary Trooper Smith attempted to stop a 2015 Kenworth being driven by Dimitri Robinson, 43, from Merrillville, IN, for a traffic violation. Robinson failed to stop, and troopers initiated a pursuit northbound on US 231.

The pursuit continued northbound to the intersection of US 231 and State Road 18, where the Kenworth came to a stop. Robinson was safely taken into custody and transported to Tippecanoe County Jail.

Arrested and preliminary charges:

– Dimitri Robinson, 43, from Merrillville, IN

1. Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle – Level 6 Felony

Trooper Thomen and Probationary Trooper Smith were assisted on scene by Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, White County Sheriff’s Department, and Farney’s Towing.

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